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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 ...
Spent convictions in Mauritius: Analysing the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill, 2013
(Juta Law, 2015)
For many years courts in Mauritius have considered a conviction that was at least 10 years old to be spent for the purpose of sentencing. However, in 2002 the Mauritian Supreme Court held that there was no concept of ...
Sentencing primary caregivers of young children
(Juta Law, 2011)
Traditionally a judicial officer was not required to consider the effects of the imposed sentence on the children of the offender, even if the offender was a primary caregiver of young children. The Court in S v M (Centre ...
The conditional early release of offenders transferred from the Special Court for Sierra Leone to serve their sentences in designated states: some observations and recommendations
(Juta Law, 2014)
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) (now the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone) convicted various offenders of crimes, such as war crimes and crimes against humanity. These convicted offenders were sentenced ...