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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, September 26, 2008

South Africa: Virginity Testing and the Constitution

From The Washington Post:

The debate over virginity testing is an example of the clash common throughout Africa as governments try to regulate traditional practices that have long held sway, particularly in rural areas. Legal experts say the topic is particularly complex in post-apartheid South Africa, where patriarchal tribal cultures have dusted off long-stifled traditions under one of the world's most progressive constitutions, which lauds diversity but requires cultural customs to bend to individual rights.

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