Considering the impact of amicus curiae participation on feminist litigation strategy

Authors Amanda Spies

ISSN: 1996-2126
Affiliations: Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law, College of Law, University of South Africa
Source: South African Journal on Human Rights, Volume 31 Issue 1, 2015, p. 136 – 150


Amici curiae participation plays an important role in litigation and judicial decision-making. The public interest nature of these participations has become particularly important in representing the point of view of those who might be affected by a judgment which could influence the outcome of a decision. Employing amicus curiae participation as specific litigation strategy is of importance in promoting litigation from a feminist and gendered viewpoint allowing feminist method to be employed in constructing effective legal arguments.