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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

Prisoner Participation in the 2009 General Elections
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

A press statement has been issued by the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative on Prisoner Participation in the upcoming General Elections. This press statement was issued on 26 January 2009.

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

Media reports on Sentencing & Parole; Unsentenced Prisoners; Security and Escapes; Children; Prison Construction; Governance and Corruption & Prisoners' Rights.

CSPRI Newsletter, No. 27, August 2008
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This newsletter focuses primarily on the latest amendment to the Correctional Services Act, which is written by Amanda Dissel (Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation).

Various Occupants v Thubelisha Homes and Others
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The Community Law Centre and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions intervened as amici curae in the residents of Joe Slovo case. The case was heard in the Constitutional Court on 21 August 2008.

Ending Corporal And Other Forms Of Humiliating Punishment Of Children
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

A submission to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was made by a wide range of NGOs from across the African continent on the particular issue of protecting children from all forms of corporal and other forms of humiliating punishment.

Knowing & claiming your right to food, 2nd. edition
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Food is a basic human need. Everyone needs it to survive. Hunger can lead to death. People also need food to lead healthy and active lives. Everyone needs food to be able to grow, learn, perform physical activities, work, and participate in social and political activities. This updated booklet is now available for download in four languages.

Latest issue of the ESR Review is available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The June issue of the ESR Review include articles on: Social security needs to the self-employed in South Africa; Right of access to water in SA; World food crisis; and updates on issues concerning socio-economic rights.

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

Media reports on new prisoners not tested for contagious diseases, alleged help from warden in prison escape, Minister's concern about the number of awaiting-trail prisoners, proposals needed for private prisons, etc.

’16 Days of Activism: No Violence Against Women and Children’
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

During this year’s ‘16 Days of Activism’ Campaign, the Community Law Centre’s Gender Project and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children are working together to create greater awareness of the issue of gender-based violence against women with disabilities.