25th June 2012
At the end of June 2012, amid a storm of global protest, South Africa's National Council of Provinces is due to conclude its final review of the controversial Protection of State Information Bill - legislation which purports to regulate the classification and disclosure of sensitive state information.
Caroline Stone's article, published on the UK Human Rights Blog yesterday, provides an update on and critique of the current draft of the Bill, with particular reference to the ANC's recent u-turn regarding a 'public interest defence'. A fuller version of the article appears on Constitutionally Speaking, the blog of Professor Pierre de Vos of the University of Cape Town.
Caroline specialises in public and employment law and was appointed to the Attorney General's C-Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in March 2011. In Autumn 2011, Caroline completed a secondment at the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town.