oa De Rebus - Editors page
|Article Title||Editors page|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 1973|
|Keyword(s)||Law reform, Legal topic and Social and moral problem|
Law reform is not exclusively a legal topic: it is also a social and moral problem. It is no longer possible to think of the law as an esoteric and technical discipline, whose values are safe in the hands of the judges and the profession. Contemporary society requires that it be given the opportunity to test its laws by its own criteria,. it insists that laws are either to serve the needs of society or to be rejected. We demand, not only that the tables be brought down from the mountain and their meaning be made clear, but that we have the liberty to smash and replace them.
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