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Solitary Confinement - A review of the legal framework and practice in five African countries
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2018)
The effect of long periods of solitary confinement have been shown to have severe impacts on a prisoner’s mental and physical well-being. The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has noted that the use of prolonged solitary ...
An Assessment of the National Prosecuting Authority: A Controversial Past and Recommendations for the Future
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2017)
The Constitution of South Africa provides for a single, independent national prosecution authority. The office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was formally established through the National Prosecuting Authority ...
Punished for being Poor: Evidence and Arguments for the Decriminalisation and Declassification of Petty Offences
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2015)
The Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Accelerating Prison and Penal Reform in Africa of 20031 endorsed recommendations calling for reducing the size of prison populations in Africa. The Plan of Action recommended ...