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Life imprisonment in South Africa: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
(Juta Law, 2009)
Life imprisonment has been part of South Africa's penal regime for decades. This article analyses how this form of punishment has changed in meaning in since 1906. The author looks at life imprisonment during the death ...
International human rights law and foreign case law in interpreting constitutional rights: The Supreme Court of Uganda and the death penalty question.
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2009)
On 21 January 2009, the Supreme Court of Uganda handed down a judgment in which it held that the death penalty was constitutional, that a mandatory death sentence was unconstitutional, that hanging as a mode of execution ...
Initiating constructive debate: a critical reflection on the death penalty in Africa
(Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa, 2006)
For the first time in the agenda of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, during the 36th Ordinary Session (2004), the death penalty was one of the issues discussed. Commissioner Chirwa initiated debate on ...
Fair Trial Rights and Their Relation to the Death Penalty in Africa
(International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 2006)
A fair trial is a basic element of the notion of the rule of law, and the principles of ‘due process’ and ‘the rule of law’ are fundamental to the protection of human rights. At the centre of any legal system, therefore, ...
The changing face of life imprisonment in South Africa
(Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2008)
This article investigates the meaning and use of life imprisonment in South Africa in four major legal historical eras: life imprisonment at the time when the death penalty was still lawful in South Africa (including life ...