The certainty of arrest and prosecution, not long sentences, is what deters crime
9 August 2021
A Constitutional Court decision, awaited since March, will be crucial for the safety of inmates and wardens
3 September 2020
Drug use is a social and health issue. It is not a criminal justice issue
19 August 2020
Our policies have become more punitive, yet our crime rate continues going up
3 March 2020
They “are poorly-thought out, misdirected, hugely costly and an ineffective way of punishing criminals”
3 November 2017
On 23 November, Geoff Sifrin's book Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris – How humanity, morality and humour helped lead a community was launched at the Great Synagogue in Johannesburg. Judge Edwin Cameron delivered this speech. He addressed Harris's commitment to reaching out across the divides in the South African Jewish community as well as perhaps the most vexing question facing many Jews: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
24 November 2015
Constitutional Court judge Edwin Cameron delivered the Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture at Oxford University on 16 June. While much longer than pieces we normally carry, the speech is relevant to vital current issues and we present it here in full.
17 June 2015
Constitutional Court judge Edwin Cameron has published a new book, Justice: A Personal Account. It is a forceful defence of the rule of law and South Africa's Constitution.
18 February 2014
This is an edited transcript of a speech by Judge Edwin Cameron on 28 June at the UNAIDS/LANCET Commissioners Dinner in Malawi. Cameron criticised stigmatising laws that hamper the response to HIV.
2 July 2013