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South African prisoner's right to vote
(Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2004)
The South African Constitution states that every adult citizen has the right to vote. There has therefore been some legal controversy around the questions of whether it would be unconstitutional to limit the right of any ...
The appointment and dismissal of the NDPP: Instability since 1998
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2018)
The position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) has emerged since 1998 as one of the most unstable positions in government. This can to a large degree t be ascribed to how appointments and dismissals are ...
South Africa's Heart of Darkness: Sex crimes and child offenders: some trends
(South African Crime Quarterly, 2003)
It is a source of great concern that the number of sexual offences committed by children is apparently on the increase. Given that the Child Justice Bill provides for a separate criminal justice process for children, and ...
Failing to discipline in SAPS - Fostering a culture of impunity
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2019)
It is with unfortunate regularity that we read reports in the media about corrupt South African Police Service (SAPS) officials and officials implicated in other crimes, including human rights violations. Indicative of ...
Expungement of a criminal record Crimes committed by a child
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2018)
Policy and practice in South African prisons: an update
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2005)
In June 2003, the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI) released a policy review concerning major developments in penal policy in South Africa since the advent of constitutionalism in 1994. This paper was widely ...
Failing to prosecute? Assessing the State of the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa
(Institute for Security Studies, 2012)
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is pivotal not only in the criminal justice system, but also in the proper functioning of South Africa’s democracy. This monograph focuses on the independence, accountability and ...
Reducing prison violence: implications from the literature for South Africa
(Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2009)
In the past 15 years the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has faced numerous challenges whilst trying to re‐invent itself. This has not been an easy road and in many regards the route to penetrative transformation ...
The Juvenile Justice Law Reform Process in South Africa: Can children's rights approach carry the day?
(Quarterly Law Review, 1999)
The impetus for juvenile justice law reform sprang originally from concern for the plight of child detainees in the dark days of apartheid in the 1980s. Children, who were at the forefront of the struggle for democratic ...
Prisoners’ right of access to antiretroviral treatment
(ESR Review, 2006)
Prisoners are susceptible to a number of illness and diseases due, in part, to poor living conditions in prisons (e.g. overcrowding and poor nutrition), substance abuse and sexual violence (e.g. male rape). The rate of HIV ...