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Regional frameworks for safeguarding children: The role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
This article discusses the safeguarding movement in the context of child protection. After providing it’s key principles and precepts, the relevant provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child ...
Female genital mutilation as a human rights issue: examining the effectiveness of the law against female genital mutilation in Tanzania
(Juta Law, 2013)
In many African states, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a deeply-entrenched cultural practice. Tanzania is no exception. FGM persists despite the fact that the country has ratified a number of international and regional ...
So sweet, so sour: a commentary on the Nigerian High Court's decision in Georgina Ahamefule v Imperial Hospital and Another relating to the rights of persons living with HIV
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2013)
The purpose of this article is to assess the decision of the Nigerian High Court in the Ahamefule case. While the case would seem to be a victory for people living with HIV in the country, it left some important ...
Well worth the wait? The Sexual Offences Bill in 2006
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2006)
The Sexual Offences Bill finally seems to be winding its way to conclusion in parliament. It has taken three years to reach this point since its first introduction in 2003, raising serious questions about the government's ...
Making sense of the Rwandan Law Relating to Serving Life Imprisonment with Special Provisions
(Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2011)
In October 2010, the Rwandan Law Relating to Serving Life Imprisonment with Special Provisions came into force. As the name suggests, the law is applicable to offenders sentenced to life imprisonment with special provisions. ...
An overview of recent changes to corporate governance frameworks as it pertains to executive remuneration
(University of Fort Hare, 2012)
Don't shout too loud: Reflections on the outrage against human and child trafficking
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2010)
Human and child trafficking is regarded as an international crime and serious human rights violation. However, the clandestine and transnational nature of trafficking makes it extremely difficult to apprehend or prosecute ...
The numbering of days: Sentencing and prison population growth
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2007)
On 30 May 2007 the Criminal Law Amendment Bill (15 of 2007) was tabled in Parliament, proposing amendments to what has become known as the 'minimum sentences' legislation. The proposed amendments herald another chapter in ...
Unsustainable and unjust: Criminal justice policy and remand detention since 1994
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2014)
The 'tough on crime' approach embodied in bail and sentencing law has had a profound impact on the trends around remand detention, including prison overcrowding of such an extent that it is estimated to have contributed ...
Assessing the impact: Mandatory and minimum sentences in South Africa
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2005)
The legislation passed in 1997 that provides for mandatory minimum sentences for serious crimes was recently extended for another two years. At the time, the aim was to reduce serious and violent crime, achieve consistency ...