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dc.identifier.citation [2007] ZACC 11
dc.identifier.citation 2007 (8) BCLR 903 (CC)
dc.title Van Vuren v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Another en
dc.title.alternative CCT15/07 en
dc.identifier.casenumber CCT15/07 en
dc.contributor.judge The Court 1 June 2007
dc.concourt.synopsis Application for direct access concerning the constitutionality of s. 136(3)(a) of the Correctional Services Act, which provides that certain prisoners serving life sentences are entitled to be considered for parole only after they have served 20 years of their sentence. The application for direct access was refused, but the Registrar was directed to bring the judgment to the attention of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces with a request to consider whether one of its members might assist Mr Van Vuren to re-launch the action in the High Court.
dc.concourt.casehistory Application for direct access to the Constitutional Court; applicant seeks an order declaring section 136(3)(a) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998 unconstitutional and invalid. Applicant had previously sought materially different relief from the Pretoria High Court: Case number 31596/06, 2006.

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