Recently South African Professors John Dugard and Kader Asmal have been in the news for their opinions for and against the Khulumani litigation currently before the US Court of Appeals in New York. That litigation involves claims on behalf of apartheid victims for reparations from corporate defendants; the argument being that the defendants, as companies, traded with the apartheid regime and thereby facilitated the crime against humanity of apartheid...[more]

Written by: Max du Plessis, Senior Research Associate, ICAP, ISS; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
The writer was one of the professors that joined Professor Asmal in providing an opinion to the US Court of Appeals.

From Institute of Security Studies via Polity.org.za