n Acta Juridica - Bridging the span toward justice : Laurie Ackermann and the ongoing architectonic of dignity jurisprudence

Volume 2008, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1346
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2088



Justice Laurie Ackermann has played a pivotal role in the development of the dignity jurisprudence of South Africa. At the heart of Ackermann's journey is nothing less than bravery exhibited by a constant struggle with the development of a dignity jurisprudence worthy of a constitution that does not simply forsake its moral grounding in ideals and values but insists that enumerated rights must always be defended alongside the aspiration to live up to those ideals and values.

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