Guide: How to cite a Court case in Vancouver style

Guide: How to cite a Court case in Vancouver style

Cite A Court case in Vancouver style

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Use the following template to cite a court case using the Vancouver citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Vancouver style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1. Title. Document Title/Name. Year Published. p. Pages Used. 


1. Shilubana and Others v Nwamitwa. CCT. 2008. 

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




This is an application for leave to appeal against a decision of the Supreme
Court of Appeal,1 substantially confirming a decision of the Pretoria High Court.2 It
raises issues about a traditional community’s authority to develop their customs and
traditions so as to promote gender equality in the succession of traditional leadership,
in accordance with the Constitution. A woman was appointed to a chieftainship
position for which she was previously disqualified by virtue of her gender (1)

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