“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” — Nelson Mandela, detained at Pollsmoor Prison from 1982 – 1988. He suffered from TB during this time.
On 28 August 2012, the Constitutional Court will hear the matter between Dudley Lee v Minister of Correctional Services, which holds serious consequences for human rights, public health and the fight against TB in South Africa.
The Treatment Action Campaign, Wits Justice Project and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, represented by SECTION27, have been admitted as amici curiae (friends of the court) in the case and will be holding a press briefing to outline the main issues.
Amici curiae Heads of argument Amicus Heads Lee Final
Affidavit of expert witness, Professor Robin Wood Expert Affidavit of Professor Robin Wood, Amici Application, Dudley Lee CCT 20:12