Constructing the Amicus Curiae procedure in human rights litigation: What can Uganda learn from South Africa?

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Law, Democracy and Development 16 Law Democracy & Dev, Volume 16 (2012)



The participation of amicus curiae in litigation is a practice which is increasingly being entrenched not only across common law and civil law jurisdictions but also in domestic and international legal tribunals. Due to the manner in which the practice has evolved in different legal systems, it has become "versatile, and the amicus [now] fulfills a wide range of diverse and important functions."' In many