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A Societal Responsibility: The role of civil society organisations in prisoner support, rehabilitation and reintegration
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

There is a growing number of civil society organisations in South Africa working with offenders and prisoners focusing on prisoner support, rehabilitation and reintegration, reflecting in many ways the ‘societal responsibility’ that the White Paper on Corrections advocates for. These organisations provide services broadly aimed at promoting offender reintegration and reducing the chances of re-offending.

August 2008's Issue of Article 40
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

In this issue, the articles focus exclusively on Child Justice Bill (B49 of 2002), which was passed by the National Assembly on 25 June 2008.

Submissions to Parliament by CSPRI
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI) has made a few submissions to Parliament in the last month.

Guide to the UN Against Torture in South Africa
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This publication, written by Lukas Muntingh, was released in November 2008. It provides an up to date guide to the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) which South Africa ratified in December 1998.

Latest ESR Review available for download
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This final issue for 2008 has articles on non-implementation of court orders in socio-economic rights; extending the minimum essential of amount of water; improving the administration of social assistance services, as well as updates and reviews

Children’s Rights in Africa: A Legal Perspective
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Edited by Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Law Professor at the University of the Western Cape, this book is the first of its kind on the rights of African children. This book has just been released and is available for purchase at Ashgate Publishers.

ESR Review, October 2007
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This 3rd issue of the ESR Review for 2007 covers recent developments in socio-economic rights in South Africa and abroad.