PER: 1999 Volume 2 No 1
15 June 1999
- The best of both worlds? some reflections on the interaction between the common law and the Bill of rights in our new constitution / O'Regan, K
- Developmental and environmental responsibilities of the "Rechtsstaat" / Wolf, J
- Naturschutz und Verfassungsrecht / Czybulka, D
The first number of PER which appeared in November 1998, was well received. According to the electronically collected statistics demand for access to the journal was rather wide geographically as well as quantitatively, especially if it is taken into consideration that this is a new publication.
As it goes with this medium, the first number might (although it was not intended as such) have been considered to be an experiment. With this second appearance the successful "experiment" is transformed into an institution – PER has come to stay.
Here we publish three articles – one by a South African author and two by German jurists. Eight members of the Editorial Council were involved in refereeing the contributions that were offered for publication. To the referees involved, all people with extraordinarily busy programmes, the sincere thanks of the editors.
The editors await with anticipation readers' comments and recommendations. It can be sent with ease by electronic mail from within the journal: simply click on "Letters to the editor". We are likewise pleased to receive original manuscripts for publication in Afrikaans, German, English or Dutch.
(1999)Nature Conservation and Constitutional Law in GermanyGermany's federal structure is mirrored in its constitutional law consisting of the federation's Basic Law and the constitutions of the federal states subject to conformity ...
(1999)The most important difficulty facing a Rechtsstaat idea when it comes to the realization of "sustainable development", lies in the structural differences between the constitutional order based on the Rechtsstaat on the ...
The best of both worlds? some reflections on the interaction between the common law and the Bill of rights in our new constitution (1999)The relationship between the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution of 1996 and the common law is analyzed in this paper. "Common law" is understood broadly to include not only the Roman-Dutch law, but also the ...