n South African Journal on Human Rights - RH v DE : a feminist minority judgment on adultery : current developments / case notes
|Article Title||RH v DE : a feminist minority judgment on adultery : current developments / case notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal on Human Rights|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||379 - 400|
|Keyword(s)||Adultery, Consortium omnis vitae, Dignity, Double standards for sexual behaviour, Feminist judgments, Gender and Reputation|
ISI Social Science
The common law action against a third party who had committed adultery with a spouse has long been regarded as a legal peculiarity. Its presence in our law was awkward, and out of step with the legal positions in other countries. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment in RH v DE abolishing the actions for contumelia and loss of consortium on the basis of adultery therefore elicited great public and legal interest.
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