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Use of Foreign Precedents by Constitutional Court

The overarching aim of the database is to survey the use of foreign precedents (foreign cases) by judges presiding in constitutional cases in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. By making use of empirical data that employs both quantitative and qualitative indicators, the purpose of this project is two-fold. The first purpose is to determine to what extent foreign case law is cited by constitutional judges and the second purpose is to investigate the reliability of studies that describe and report instances of so-called “transjudicial dialogue” between courts.

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