Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oscar Pistorius and the Law of South Africa

Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.  With the Pistorius case making international news, and the shooting taking place in South Africa, you might be interested in some resources on South African law:

South Africa: Guide to Law Online at the Law Library of Congress.

At our own library, you can find materials on South African law in our catalog by doing a subject search (such as Law - South Africa) or doing a keyword search.  Here are some examples of what you might find:

Introduction to the Law of South Africa

Dignity, Freedom and the Post-Apartheid Legal Order: The Critical Jurisprudence of Laurie Ackermann

Essays on Law and Social Practice in South Africa

Traditional African Religions in South Africa Law

You can also find legal periodicals such as the South Africa Law Journal and Acta Juridica.

Keyword searches can also you to chapters or articles that are part of a larger work. For example, World Criminal Justice Systems: A Comparative Survey has a chapter on South Africa.

Finally, more news on the Pistorius case:

CNN

ABC News

NPR