Constitutional Court Review: Open Access


The Constitutional Court Review is one of a select number of premier publications that have recently been made available via open access by its publisher, Juta Law. This is part of the publisher’s ongoing commitment to the academic enterprise, and in recognition of the Review’s outstanding calibre of writing and the international sweep and reputations of its authors. It can now be read for free on an open access, dedicated website. Print versions of Volume V and VI (and all forthcoming issues) can also be purchased directly from Juta Law.

The Constitutional Court Review, an accredited, peer-reviewed international journal of record, tracks the work of South Africa’s highest court. Renowned domestic and international authors reflect on recent case law in order to assess more general, long-term trends in the Constitutional Court’s jurisprudence. Both the Academy of Science of South Africa and the Department of Higher Education and Training have recognised the Constitutional Court Review as a truly remarkable publication. They noted the high calibre of writing, the global sweep of institutions represented and its clear commitment to demographic diversity and the development of aspirant academics. A number of highly rated National Research Foundation academics serve as editors on an impressive editorial committee.

A complete list of the Review’s editors and editorial board can be found here.

The journal publishes voluntary submissions, though if it remains largely invitation only. Contributions of novel pieces on the Court’s work can be emailed to Professor Stu Woolman (here or here) or Advocate Michael Bishop.

The Constitutional Court Review is supported by  The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC — a Centre of the University of Johannesburg), Constitutional Law of South Africa, the University of the Witwatersrand and Juta Law.