Private Law

This research cluster focuses on the law of torts, contract, property and trusts.

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This cluster draws together academics with expertise across the range of subjects falling under the private law umbrella. We meet every three weeks as well as inviting guest speakers two or three times a year. Cluster activities include work in progress papers and reading group discussions.


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Advanced Winter School and Conference, 20–21 July 2017: ‘Crossing Boundaries between Public and Private Law’

Posted by ab98 at Nov 02, 2017 03:45 PM |

An Advanced Winter School and conference was organised jointly by the Law Faculties of the University of Cape Town and Leicester University on the theme of Crossing Boundaries between Public and Private Law.

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Crossing boundaries workshop, 21 October 2016

Crossing boundaries workshop, 21 October 2016

Posted by ab98 at Oct 14, 2016 10:15 AM |

This workshop brings together private lawyers and human/constitutional rights lawyers from the UK and South Africa to address the private law liability of public bodies

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First project workshop – August 2014

Posted by ab98 at May 16, 2014 12:05 PM |

The first project Workshop took place in Cape Town 6-7 August 2014.

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ECHR decides ‘O’Keeffe v. Ireland’

Posted by ab98 at May 16, 2014 12:04 PM |

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights recently held in O’Keeffe v. Ireland that Ireland breached the Convention rights of a victim of sexual abuse at school who had unsuccessfully sought to hold the Irish State liable under Irish law. The Grand Chamber found violations of both Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) and of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy)

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