An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.
Kader Asmal Fellowships
Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme.
Please note: these are for people who wish to commence studies in Ireland in September 2015.
The fellowship programme has two strands:
A: Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in
For more information and a list of approved courses and universities, click here.
B: A fellowship in Human Rights Law at Trinity College Dublin to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)
For more information and a list of approved courses, click here.
Are you eligible?
To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:
For full eligibility criteria please see the .
What the Fellowship offers
The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover:
How to apply
Click on the link above. The closing date has been extended to Monday 5 January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants need not apply to the university before applying for a fellowship. Successful candidates need only apply to their chosen university once the award has been made. At that time any application fees will be paid by the Fellowship Programme.
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