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November 19, 2004

Rape victim cannot sue Minister

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal against a Johannesburg High Court judgment in which it was held that a woman who had been raped by three policemen was not entitled to recover damages from the Safety and Security Minister. Judge Douglas Scott said this was a matter for the legislature and was beyond the court's jurisdiction.


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November 17, 2004

France launches chemical castration project for rapists

France has launched a pilot plan in which rapists and paedophiles will be offered chemical treatment to inhibit their s ex drive. The plan, reports The Independent, aims to reduce the population of French prisons where 8 200 men - or 22% of male inmates - are convicted s ex offenders. Of those, three out of four have been jailed for crimes of paedophilia. Justice Minister Dominique Perben said a two-year trial would be launched in January under which 48 repeat offenders will be offered counselling and treatment using two drugs that inhibit the development of male s ex hormones.

November 16, 2004

Postnuptial Registration of Antenuptial Contracts

Postnuptial Registration of Antenuptial Contracts

If I am married in community of property, is it possible to change to another form of marriage contract?

South Africans marrying overseas
What is the effect of a South African couple getting married overseas?