This Article attempts to assess the experiences of post-apartheid South Africa in the realm of national security law by examining key issues from constitutional, statutory, and policy perspectives. It observes that South Africans now have a great "window of opportunity" that allows them to establish the habits and mores necessary to a working security oversight regime, and argues that the way in which South Africa strikes a balance between the requirements of national security and the preservation of personal liberties is of enormous importance to the Republic's future. It further contends that South Africa's choices in this arena could have significant implications and/or hold important lessons for other democracies around the world. The Article concludes by making recommendations for the proper role of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches in South African security oversight law.
Christopher A. Ford,
Watching the Watchdog: Security Oversight Law in the New South Africa,
Mich. J. Race & L.
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