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dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-08T16:59:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-08T16:59:48Z
dc.date.created 2003-12-11 en
dc.identifier.citation [2001] ZACC 22
dc.identifier.citation 2001 (4) SA 938 (CC)
dc.identifier.citation 2001 (10) BCLR 995 (CC)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12144/2116
dc.title Carmichele v Minister of Safety and Security and Another (Centre for Applied Legal Studies Intervening) en
dc.title.alternative CCT48/00 en
dc.identifier.casenumber CCT48/00 en
dc.date.hearing 20 March 2001
dc.contributor.judge Ackermann Goldstone JJ
dc.date.judgment 16 August 2001
dc.link.judgment http://collections.concourt.org.za/bitstream/handle/20.500.12144/2116/Full%20judgment%20%28170%20Kb%29-13187.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.concourt.synopsis Constitutional obligation on the courts to develop the common law to promote the spirit, purport and objects of the Bill of Rights. The Court (per Ackermann and Goldstone JJ) held that, although the major engine for law reform should be the legislature, courts are under a general duty to develop the common law when it deviates from the spirit, purport and objects of the Bill of Rights.
dc.concourt.casehistory Cape of Good Hope High Court granted an order of absolution from the instance: Carmichele v Minister of Safety and Security 2003 (2) SA 656 (CC). Appeal to Supreme Court of Appeal was dismissed with costs: Carmichele v Minister of Safety and Security 2001 (1) SA 489 (SCA). In casu application for special leave to appeal to Constitutional Court from the order of the Supreme Court of Appeal.


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