Author Archives: Lauren Kohn

The Constitutional Court rules in favour of Suzman Foundation

Lauren Kohn is featured as a guest speaker on the Koketso Sachane Show on Cape Talk to discuss the recent Constitutional Court judgment handed down in terms whereof the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of the Helen Suzman Foundation to have the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) deliberations on appointing judges made public. The Constitutional Court… Read More »

NPA Head Shaun Abrahams has announced that Finance Minister Pravin Gordan is to appear in court on fraud charges

Eusebius McKaiser from Cape Talk / Radio 702  spoke to EWN Reporter Barry Bateman, attorney and Constitutional law lecturer Lauren Kohn and Journalist and  political analyst Karima Brown about the implications of the announcement on Pravin and the country. Link to the podcast on the The Best of Redi Tlhabi show:  

Postscript to my article on the Al Bashir Judgment

The original post can be read here: The Bashir Judgment raises the red flag for the Rule of Law and the Judiciary Since the finalisation of this note, two significant developments have ensued. First, President Zuma took the Chief Justice up on his invitation to meet and, in an unprecedented move, on 27 August 2015 a… Read More »

Hawks fly in the face of Justice, Mail & Guardian, April 2016

In the benchmark Constitutional Court judgment of Glenister II, the majority held that “our law demands a body outside executive control to deal effectively with corruption”. This body is meant to be the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known as the Hawks. We say “meant to be” because practice seemingly reveals the disconerting use… Read More »