Dignity, freedom and the post-apartheid legal order : the critical jurisprudence of Laurie Ackermann by A.J. Barnard-Naudé, D. Cornell and F. du Bois (Eds.) : book review
This collection of essays had its origin in a conference that was held at the University of Cape Town in July 2007 to pay tribute to the constitutional jurisprudence of Laurie Ackermann. It contains the papers delivered at the conference, together with the Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture delivered by Jeremy Waldron a day earlier. Exploring, celebrating and critiquing key aspects of Justice Ackermann’s contribution to the development of the Constitutional Court’s jurisprudence, the volume manages to transcend the strictures of both the Festschrift and conference proceedings format and becomes an extensive reflection on the transformative potential of South Africa’s Constitution and of constitutionalism in general.