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Children deprived of their liberty: protection from torture and ill treatment
(Tygerberg: Medical Research Council, 2012)
Children deprived of their liberty by the state are, as a result of state officials’ action or inaction, at the risk of death, torture, and ill treatment. Three types of places of detention are discussed, namely prisons, ...
The Special Rapporteur on prisons and conditions of detention in Africa and the committee for the prevention of torture in Africa: the potential for synergy or inertia?
(SUR - International Journal on Human Rights, 2010)
Th is article examines the implications arising out of the recent decision of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (African Commission) to appoint the Chair of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in ...
The criminalization of torture in South Africa
(Journal of African Law, 2016)
This article describes the politics related to the criminalization of torture in South Africa. It studies the differences between torture as an international crime and as a crime under international human rights law. The ...
The betrayal of Steve Biko – South Africa’s initial report to the UN Committee against torture and responses from civil society
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2008)
This article will focus on State Party obligations in respect of reporting to the UN Committee against Torture (the Committee) under article 19(1)17 of CAT and more particularly on civil society’s interaction with the ...
Preventing and combating torture in South Africa: a framework for action under CAT and OPCAT
(Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation & Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2008)
This booklet aims to provide more information to decision-makers and stakeholders on the challenges relating to preventing and combating torture; and also outlines South Africa’s obligations under CAT and OPCAT. These two ...
Guide to the UN Convention against torture in South Africa
(Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2008)
This publication is a guide to the UN Convention against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) for the South African context. The guide is furthermore aimed at civil society organisations ...