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.

The first project Workshop took place in Cape Town 6-7 August 2014. It was attended by the 8 core-participants from the Universities of Leicester and Cape Town, as well as two members of South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (Brand JA and Van Heerden JA), and Professors David Bilchitz (University of the Witwatersrand) and  Geo Quinnot (University of Stellenbosh).

Each of the core participants presented a research paper, which was then subject to extensive discussion. The papers were as follows:  Anton Fagan: The Character and Purpose of Aquilian liability; Francois du Bois: Private and Public Duties: A Response to Peter Cane; Helen Scott: Liability of the Police in English and South African Law; Gemma Turton: Causation and public duties: a response to Fagan and Price; Alistair Price: State Liability and Accountability; Joe Wills: DSD & NBV v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis – a critical discussion; Hugh Corder: Accountability in Public Law;

Liz Wicks: The right to life: the positive obligations on public authorities to take reasonable steps to preserve the lives of those in its custody. The afternoon of the third day was devoted to discussion of the research agenda for the next three years as well as the planning of future activities. Particular attention was paid to identifying both gaps in our coverage of issues and potential additional collaborators. A date was fixed for the next workshop (early June 2015). 

Each of the core participants presented a research paper, which was then subject to extensive discussion. The papers were as follows:  Anton Fagan: The Character and Purpose of Aquilian liability; Francois du Bois: Private and Public Duties: A Response to Peter Cane; Helen Scott: Liability of the Police in English and South African Law; Gemma Turton: Causation and public duties: a response to Fagan and Price; Alistair Price: State Liability and Accountability; Joe Wills: DSD & NBV v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis – a critical discussion; Hugh Corder: Accountability in Public Law; Liz Wicks: The right to life: the positive obligations on public authorities to take reasonable steps to preserve the lives of those in its custody. The afternoon of the third day was devoted to discussion of the research agenda for the next three years as well as the planning of future activities. Particular attention was paid to identifying both gaps in our coverage of issues and potential additional collaborators. A date was fixed for the next workshop (early June 2015).

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