Library Project: Constitutional Court Judgments Database
Since the Constitutional Court Trust was established in 1995, it has been involved in ensuring access to key legal information through its partnership with the Constitutional Court Library. From providing funding for key library staff, through establishing SAFLII, to donating books to the library, the principle that public access to credible information is essential in the forwarding of rule of law and constitutionalism.
As part of this ongoing collaboration, the CCT is currently responsible for ensuring that data on the Constitutional Court’s judgments is available in searchable format to all Internet users. New Constitutional Court judgments, summaries of judgments, court orders, heads of argument, pleadings and other documents for each case are easily accessible to the legal community. In addition, the CCT has been working on making retrospective case documents available through the same digital repository.
The contents of the database are used extensively by the legal research community around the world. Within South Africa, they form a crucial part of the Court’s outreach, in enhancing its accessibility and promoting understanding of its processes and its jurisprudence.
The judgments database contains the full text of all Constitutional Court judgments, summaries of judgments, court orders, heads of argument, pleadings and other documents.
This project is made possible through the generous support of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Trust (UK)