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Arguing Cases: Legal Interpreters, Law, and Society

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

Despite racial bars to the legal profession, Chinese immigrants often made the law their instrument through interpreters who acted as informal legal brokers. They were paralegals who served Chinese ... More


“My Uterus Belongs to Me”: The Campaign for Abortion Law Reform

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how clandestine abortion became a political issue in South Africa in the late 1960s. It explores the ways the move into the political spotlight was one dimension of the ... More


“Reclaiming the White Daughter’s Purity”: The Passage of the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the legislative process that culminated in the passage of South Africa’s first statutory law on abortion, The Abortion and Sterilization Act (1975). It shows that by the early ... More


“Subjected to Relentless and Grueling Cross-Examination”: The Crichton-Maharaj Trial, 1973

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the second trial, held a few months after the first, at which Dr. Derk Crichton was again prosecuted for procuring illegal abortions. This time he was prosecuted alongside ... More


“The Law Is a Total Failure”: Abortion from 1975 to the End of Apartheid

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of passage of the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act . It shows that the law contained so many byzantine limitations and bureaucratic requirements for women and ... More


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