n Law, Democracy & Development - Tough on crime and strong on human rights : the challenge for us all

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



The transition to constitutional democracy in South Africa occasioned profound institutional and normative changes to the criminal justice system. It raised awkward and prickly challenges to reorient the system so as to make it compatible with the new constitutional values, and enable it to apprehend and prosecute criminals within the confines and ethos of the Bill of Rights (Chapter 2 of the Constitution).

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