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South Africa, 2008
71 min
A Documentary about 7 Women Judges, the Courts and Human Rights in South Africa.
The context of the film is South Africa’s transformation from apartheid to a human rights-based constitutional democracy. Courting Justice features seven of South Africa’s women judges who, as judges, are charged with advancing that transformation.

They tell “their stories,” speaking to us in their court rooms, chambers, homes and the communities in which they lived during apartheid.

In telling their stories they convey their deep commitment to creating a human rights jurisprudence and bring attention to the importance of the judiciary’s engagement in realizing the constitution’s promises. They also provide insight into the judiciary’s own transformation — a necessary condition for the judiciary’s legitimacy and effectiveness