Quote of the week

Although judicial proceedings will generally be bound by the requirements of natural justice to a greater degree than will hearings before administrative tribunals, judicial decision-makers, by virtue of their positions, have nonetheless been granted considerable deference by appellate courts inquiring into the apprehension of bias. This is because judges ‘are assumed to be [people] of conscience and intellectual discipline, capable of judging a particular controversy fairly on the basis of its own circumstances’: The presumption of impartiality carries considerable weight, for as Blackstone opined at p. 361 in Commentaries on the Laws of England III . . . ‘[t]he law will not suppose possibility of bias in a judge, who is already sworn to administer impartial justice, and whose authority greatly depends upon that presumption and idea’. Thus, reviewing courts have been hesitant to make a finding of bias or to perceive a reasonable apprehension of bias on the part of a judge, in the absence of convincing evidence to that effect.

L'Heureux-Dube and McLachlin JJ
Livesey v The New South Wales Bar Association [1983] HCA 17; (1983) 151 CLR 288
20 June 2014

Married same-sex couples wanted for interviews for a research project

Married Same-Sex Couples Wanted!!

What is marriage life like for same-sex couples in South Africa?  How do same-sex couples navigate everyday life? How was the wedding? Researching same-sex marriage!

  • Are you 18 years and older?
  • Are you in a same-sex relationship?
  • Are you married?

Do you want to participate in a research study?

Please contact me: Lwando Scott

E-mail: sctlwa001@myuct.ac.za

Phone: 079 113 7880

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