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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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 Dr Assim publishes a book on understanding kinship care of children

Dr Assim publishes a book on understanding kinship care of children

A Children’s rights researcher at the Community Law Centre has published a book titled: Understanding Kinship Care of Children in Africa. The book was published by Eleven International Publishing in Hague as the first instalment of the Comparative African Legal Studies Series and it focuses on contemporary issues in African development, with human rights as a backdrop.

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The Multilevel Government Initiative (MLGI) and the South African Research Chair on Multilevel Government, Law and Policy speak on the implementation of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in Harare

The Multilevel Government Initiative (MLGI) and the South African Research Chair on Multilevel Government, Law and Policy speak on the implementation of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in Harare

On August 6 2014, the MLGI of the Community Law Centre and the South African Research Chair on Multilevel Government, Law and Policy in collaboration with the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing organised a one day workshop which sought to deliberate on the implementation of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe.

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Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in South Africa and the Role of the Financial and Fiscal Commission - A 20 Year Review

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in South Africa and the Role of the Financial and Fiscal Commission - A 20 Year Review

On 11 August 2014, Prof Jaap de Visser, Director of the Community Law Centre presented a paper at the Financial and Fiscal Commission’s 20 Year Anniversary at the CTICC in Cape Town. The paper was co-authored by Dr Zemelak Ayele, post-doctoral researcher at the Centre.

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Learning & Development Facilitator – Community Development & Parliamentary Programme, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape (1 Year Fixed Term Contract Position)

Learning & Development Facilitator – Community Development & Parliamentary Programme, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape (1 Year Fixed Term Contract Position)

The Parliamentary Programme of the Community Law Centre is looking to appoint a L & D facilitator with a minimum of 2 years experience working to promote human rights and social justice to work on our projects to monitor the performance of the legislatures and build civil society engagement with legislatures on human rights issues.

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Article 40 now available!

Article 40 now available!

In this edition of our Article 40, we begin with a feature on consensual sexual relations among children. Ms Zita Hansungule, Project Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication, at the Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria, also delivers a case note that reviews the approach taken by the court in the recent case of S v EA 2014 (1) SACR 183 (NCK).

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ESR Review, Volume 15 No. 2 2014 now available!

ESR Review, Volume 15 No. 2 2014 now available!

This second issue of the 2014 ESR Review includes two features on the enjoyment of socio-economic rights in Nigeria and South Africa. The first, by Stanley Ibe, examines the possibility of enforcing socio-economic rights in Nigeria. While the Nigerian Constitution does not explicitly guarantee socio-economic rights, Ibe argues that opportunities exist to enforce these rights through national courts, regional and international human rights bodies.

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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.

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