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This front matter section of the book Law, Politics and Rights: Essays in Memory of Kader Asmal presents the table of contents, acknowledgements, list of contributors and the foreword. The book deals with institutional and normative issues relating to the protection of human rights, good governance and the public interest in South Africa, and specifically deals with Kader Asmal's self-described "second home", Ireland. It opens with an assessment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). Obiora Okafor begins by providing a comprehensive overview of the SAHRC, one of the institutions whose establishment under the new constitution Kader Asmal had strongly championed.

Keywords: Kader Asmal; Obiora Okafor; South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)



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