The balancing of conflicting rights in the application of section 49 of The Criminal Procedure Act

  • Stephen de la Harpe North West University(Potchefstroom Campus)
  • Tharien van der Walt North West University(Potchefstroom Campus)

Abstract

Section 492 of the Criminal Procedure Act3 (hereafter CPA) provides for the use of force during arrest.  This provision recently came under the spotlight in the Supreme Court of Appeal4 as well as in the Constitutional Court.5  Section 49 of the CPA is shrouded in controversy, as the proposed amendment (section 7 of the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, 122 of 1998) has not yet been put into operation because of the resistance of the Minister of Safety and Security. 

 

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Published
2017-07-10
How to Cite
de la HarpeS., & van der WaltT. (2017). The balancing of conflicting rights in the application of section 49 of The Criminal Procedure Act. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 6(2), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2003/v6i2a2863
Section
Special Edition: Political Issues