oa De Rebus - A Bill of Rights: the Bophuthatswana experience
|Article Title||A Bill of Rights: the Bophuthatswana experience|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Bophuthatswana|
|Publication Date||Sep 1983|
|Pages||449 - 452|
|Keyword(s)||Ammunition, Consensus in law, Discriminatory legislative measures, Explosives, Inform accusation, Judicial activism, Legalism, Majority opinion, Majority political power, Onus upon accused, Presumed innocent, Proved guilty, Recourse to court, Restrain abuse, Terrorism Act and Traditional rulers|
In their quest for freedom from oppressive and discriminatory regimes, men have over the years invoked ideals of justice, equality and liberty. In his book The dilemma of democracy, Lord Hailsham highlights the inadequacies of modern democracies, especially the need to accommodate two divergent and inconsistent opinions about democracy - viz ""centralized democracy or elective dictatorship"" and ""limited government or freedom under law"". The question comes down to this: How can governments based on majority consent accommodate, indeed guarantee minority and individual dissent within their decision-making processes?
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