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Public Interest Law Gathering 2016

- Lee-Anne Bruce

A Coming Together of Public Interest Law Practitioners in South Africa


29 – 31 August, 2016

Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law


Some of the Topics to be Explored Include:

 Political Parties in Public Interest Litigation

Universities as Sites of Struggle

Litigation vs. Advocacy: Do We Have to Choose? Spotlight on the “Hands Off Our Grant Campaign”

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Strategies for Public Interest Work

A Southern African Regional Perspective on Prison Health

Taking the Law into Our Own Hands:  Exploring Interdisciplinary Strategies for Victims of Gender-based Violence

Perspectives on the Bua-Mzanzi Campaign and Chapter 9 Appointment Processes

Watching the Watchmen:  Assessing the State of Surveillance in South Africa


Registration opens 11 July 2016 and closes 19 August 2016


The Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) is organised through a coordinating committee consisting of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), ProBono.Org, Section27, the Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Students for Law and  Social Justice (SLSJ) and the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law.