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New Publication on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The booklet, Claiming Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the International Level, has been written by the Socio-Economic Rights Project's Co-ordinator & Senior Researcher, Dr Lilian Chenwi.

CSPRI Newsletter 31, June 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The latest CSPRI Newsletter focuses on the article, the UN Committee Against Torture releases List of Issues for South Africa.

CSPRI '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku' June 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This month's media reports cover topics on prisoners' rights, South Africans in foreign prisons, sentencing, paroles and pardons, medical parole, etc.

ESR Review, March 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This first issue of 2009 has articles on Women's access to health; Litigating socio-economic rights; Age-based discrimination in Uganda & Right of Access to Malaria in Uganda

May 2009's CSPRI '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku' is available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This issue reports on the prison related topics of sentencing and parole; conditions of detention; unsentenced prisoners as well as on security and escapes in South Africa and other parts of Africa.

CSPRI '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku' March 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This month's issue focuses on media reports around sentencing and parole, health care, medical parole, safe custody, etc.

July's ESR Review is now available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This issue includes articles on access to housing & sufficient water, the ANC's promises on socio-economic rights, as well as the Seminar on Optional Protocol on the ICESC & Public Hearings on the Millenium Development Goals and the realisation of economic and social rights.

6th Annual Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture, 1 July 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This Lecture was delivered by Dr Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The lecture was entitled: Women’s Rights in Human Rights Systems: Past, Present and Future

CSPRI Newsletter, No. 24, December 2007
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This final issue for 2007 debates the question: Has Prison Oversight come of age in South Africa? Reflections on the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons and the Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services.

Local Government Bulletin, November/ December 2007
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

2007 may prove to have been an important year in the development of local government in South Africa. The announcement by Minister Mufamadi on 31 July of the review of the White Paper on Local Government, coming alongside the development of a White Paper on Provinces, may lead to significant changes.

CSPRI's 2008 Submissions
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

CSPRI has presented two submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development & the Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services.

July 2008's 30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Keep abreast on prison-related issues in South Africa and other African countries by reading media reports on the subject.

Evictions in South Africa: Relevant International and National Standards
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Evictions have continued after the end of apartheid and affect the most socially, economically, environmentally and politically disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors of the society, including the poor, women and children, who are engaged in a daily struggle to survive. These evictions at times result in homelessness and, in most instances, they occur in a manner that is incompatible with the fundamental human rights contained in the Constitution as well as other procedural safeguards on evictions.

November 2008's 30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Media topics covered in November's issue include: governance & corruption; unsentenced prisoners; security & escapes; parole & sentencing; conditions of detention and reports about other African countries