n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Reconsidering the participation in : lessons for future participation

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



This discussion explores the unique nature of gender-based violence and the need for courts to understand the intricacies in adjudicating these matters. The focus is on participation as a specific litigation strategy that could enable courts to focus on the relevant victims and their experience of violence. Specifically the amicus curiae participation in is considered as the matter is unique in its rejection of the relevant participation focusing on the need and relevance of this method of participation in future criminal trials.

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