Johnstone investigates how to hold local government accountable

The Dullah Omar Institute doctoral candidate, Shehaam Johnstone participated in the 1st Annual Emerging Legal Scholarship Conference, where she presented a paper investigating how to hold local government accountable in terms of its constitutional competencies towards realising the right to food. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Law within the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on 4 and 5 February 2016. The theme of the conference, “Legal challenges for a new generation”.

The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for new academics and for developing researchers, conducting post-graduate studies, to break the ice in a collegial environment. She found the constructive feedback provided to all presenters useful as it certainly contributes to the academic and research development processes of all researchers. In addition, an opportunity for delegates to interact socially and meet colleagues from other institutions was most enjoyable and informative.