As seductive as certain perspectives of international law may appear to those who disagree with the outcome of the interpretative exercise conducted by this Court in the contempt judgment, sight must not be lost of the proper place of international law, especially in respect of an application for rescission. The approach that my Brother adopts may be apposite in the context of an appeal, where a court is enjoined to consider whether the court a quo erred in its interpretation of the law. Although it should be clear by now, I shall repeat it once more: this is not an appeal, for this Court’s orders are not appealable. I am deeply concerned that seeking to rely on articles of the ICCPR as a basis for rescission constitutes nothing more than sophistry.
What exactly happened at COP17, and what are the scientific
and ethical implications for South Africa and the world?
The Archbishop of Cape Town invites you to hear a panel of participants in the recent COP 17 climate talks in Durban share their insights into what happened there and what this means in the global, African, South African and Western Cape contexts.
In response to the high level of interest, the Archbishop is now hosting a similar event to an earlier meeting held at UCT. If you missed the first meeting, here’s your chance to be informed and engage with the speakers.
Thursday 8March 2012, 6 pm
Memorial Chapel, Bishops School,
Campground Road, Rondebosch
The Diocese of Cape Town Environmental Group
SAFCEI (The Southern African Faith Communities’
For further information, contact the Rev Dr Rachel Mash
on firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a limited time for questions, please email them in advance.