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Are the rights of children paramount in prison legislation?
(Juta Law, 2013)
The principle, the rights of the child shall be of paramount importance in all decisions affecting the child, is established firmly in international law and, accordingly, reflected in the Constitution. Constitutional ...
The criminalization of torture in South Africa
(Cambridge University Press, 2016)
This article describes the politics related to the criminalization of torture in South Africa. It studies the differences between torture as an international crime and as a crime under international human rights law. The ...
The socio-economic impact of pre-trial detention in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia
(Springer Verlag, 2018)
The presumed link between the rule of law and development suggests that an operational justice system is key to development. The research sought to understand and quantify how the decision to detain an accused person ...
Ten years after the Jali Commission: Assessing the state of South Africa’s prisons
(ISS & UCT, 2016)
Ten years have lapsed since the Jali Commission’s final report became publicly available, and it is therefore an opportune time to assess the state of South Africa’s prison system. The Jali Commission was appointed when ...
The state of civil society participation in Parliament
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2012)
This paper explores the extent of public participation in the legislative, oversight and accountability mandates of Parliament. The legislative mandate refers to the making, introducing and amending of laws. The Constitution ...