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.
Cape Town Pride invites our partner organisations, friends and comrades, human rights and LGBTI activists, and all those who are distressed and angered by the apparent appointment of Jon Qwelane as South Africa’s Ambassador to Uganda, to join us in a peaceful protest action.
When 13h00, Friday, 12 FEBRUARY 2010
Where Outside Parliament (Plein Street, Cape Town)
What Please bring placards and completed petitions, and water!
A document will be handed over to a representative (as yet unnamed) of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Contact persons: Laura Aukamp 072 512 1886 / Glenn de Swardt 021 425 6463BACK TO TOP