In defence of transformation under the rule of law
We may not like the way colonial powers used the law to justify their claims on entire countries, but today legal systems can be used to rectify the wrongs of the past, writes Tembeka Ngcukaitobi
16 January 2022 - 00:01
Original encounters with European legalism were a combination of violence, trickery and hypocrisy. A common feature for the colonial states was the use of the law to justify territorial conquest...