Rescind that practice directive, Mr. Chief Justice

The Honourable Chief Justice has issued a Practice Directive the effect of which is to curtail civil liberties. The same must be condemned, unreservedly.

Why am I being so blunt with an institution I hold in such high regard, and under which I work. Every court I have been to knows how well I respect it. I have realised that the only way to defend this institution is to tell it the truth about itself, something we generally shy away from, as lawyers.

The High Court should be at the forefront in defending civil liberties. It should not be obsessed with enacting rules that make the enjoyment of liberties difficult. Let us examine the practice directive, issued by the Honourable Chief Justice.

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