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

Topics covered in February's issue include: Governance and Corruption; Prison Gangs; Sentencing and Parole; Prison Construction; Unsentenced Prisoners; Prisoners’ Rights; Elections 2009; Rehabilitation; Security And Escapes and ; Other African Countries.

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

This issues has media reports on the following topics: sentencing; governance & corruption; and parole; unsentenced prisoners; prison conditions; prison labour, etc.

Latest Issue of Iminyango available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This November-December 2007 issue focuses on the findings of the research on the role of informal community structures (such as street committees) in determining access to housing for women at risk of gender-based violence and HIV in 3 communities in Cape Town.

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

This issue has articles on public participation; the minimum core and reasonableness models of reviewing socio-economic rights; a summary of the general comment No 19 on the right to social security & upgrading informal settlements and its impact on the rights of the poor.

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

Download the latest media reports in prison reform. Reports include issues on governance and corruption; safe custody & torture; unsentenced prisoners; prison construction; etc.

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

The 1st issue of 2008 is available. Articles in this issue include, Enforcing socio-economic rights as individual rights; Judicial remedies and socio-economic rights; The constitutional protection of those facing eviction from “bad buildings” and various updates on socio-economic rights issues.

The Changing Face of Life Imprisonment in South Africa
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Life imprisonment (life sentence) is probably the most confusing sentence in South Africa as it does not mean what it says. If many people, including judges and lawyers, were asked for the meaning of life imprisonment they would say that it means that a person sentenced to life imprisonment spends the rest of his natural life in prison.

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

Find out what Socio-Economic Rights issues are in this fourth and final issue for 2007.

December 2007's Article 19 is now available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The final issue of 2007 contains articles on the Status of Corporal Punishment in the recently passed Children's Amendment Bill; the prevalence of Corporal Punishment in Togo and Uganda; as well as frequently asked questions with regards to Religion and Corporal Punishment.

Two new research reports from CSPRI
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The research reports focus on the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Correctional System governance with special emphasis on correctional services staff & an exploratory study on Prisoner Re-Entry in Cape Town.

Social Rights & Implementation of court orders Research Reports
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Download the Socio-Economic Rights latest research reports, called the Pertinent social security issues in South Africa & You are the “weakest link” in realising socio-economic rights: Goodbye - Strategies for effective implementation of court orders in South Africa.

CLC's 2007 Annual Report
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The 2007 Annual Report of the Community Law Centre, UWC is now available!

2008's 1st Issue of Article 40
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This issue focuses exclusively on the Child Justice Bill (2007 version) that is currently before Parliament.

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.