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Human Rights and the South African Legal Order

Human Rights and the South African Legal Order

By John Dugard

Princeton University Press, 1978, 470 pp.

This detailed examination by a distinguished South African jurist of the main body of apartheid legislation and the judicial system that interprets it constitutes a definitive contribution to the study of jurisprudence concerning human rights - with broad application to theory and precedent in Britain and the United States as well as in South Africa. Moreover, because law so heavily permeates South African life, Dugard's legal analysis etches the outlines of that society with compelling precision.