The Children's Rights Project (CRP)
The Children's Rights Project (CRP) of the Community Law Centre (CLC) is one of a number of projects at the Centre which focus on the needs and status of particularly vulnerable groups such as women, children, people with disabilities and people living in extreme poverty.
Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative
The CSPRI, established in 2003, is a research and advocacy project focussing on prisons and places of confinement in the African region, with the aim of furthering constitutional and human rights imperatives within these settings.
Multi-level government initiative (MLGI)
The MLGI is a multi-disciplinary project of the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape. We offer high quality applied research, policy analysis and consulting services.
CLC Parliamentary Programme
The Community Law Centre Parliamentary Programme uses international human rights law and the South African Constitution to advocate for the realisation of the rights of children, women, persons deprived of their liberty, and people living in poverty.
Socio Economic Rights Project (SER)
The Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre was formed in 1997 with the aim of promoting the effective implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the socio-economic rights enshrined in our Bill of Rights.
South Africa’s Ratification Campaign of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and its Optional Protocol welcomes South Africa’s ratification of the ICESCR on 12 January 2015. As stipulated in section 27(2) of the ICESCR, it will come into force for South Africa on 12 April 2015, which is three months after the deposit of the instrument of ratification.
The Parliamentary Programme at the Community Law Centre hosted a civil society meeting to discuss the state reporting process of the South African Government and civil society before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
The Children’s Rights Project is happy to announce that the last issue of Article 40 in 2014, is now available.
This third and last edition of the ESR Review this year (Volume 15, No 3 2014) includes two feature articles on the enjoyment of socioeconomic rights.
An exciting opportunity has opened up at the Community Law Centre, the Law Faculty’s research and advocacy unit. We are offering a bursary to study towards an LLM or an MPhil in Law, State and Multilevel Government.
Community Law Centre’s Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative in partnership with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) which promotes civil society participation at the UN Human Rights Committee hosted a one day workshop to prepare a consolidated report prior to the adoption of the List of Issues.
The UWC Community Law Centre
The Community Law Centre, forming part of the Law Faculty at the University of the Western Cape (‘the Centre’), was established in 1990 and works to realise the democratic values and human rights enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution. It is founded on the belief that our constitutional order must promote good governance, socio-economic development and the protection of the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.