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.
In this second issue of the 2015 ESR Review, the main feature looks at economic inclusion in transitional societies. It argues that transitional justice processes should give as much attention to people’s socio-economic needs as they do to civil and political challenges. This becomes inevitable given the indivisible and interrelated nature of human rights. Citing the South African transitional justice process as an example, he observes that attention was given to violations of civil and political rights at the expense of equally important socioeconomic rights issues.
Key to the transformation of the legal profession and the Judiciary is the need to address the racial and gender imbalances with a view to establishing a justice system suited to the democratic order. This is according to the Honourable Michael Masutha, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, when delivering the 10th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture this afternoon at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
The Community Law Centre’s Children’s Rights Project is calling for a consultant to produce a concept note for the commemoration of the Day of the African Child (DAC) 2016 on the theme, “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all children’s rights”.
The SARChI Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy at the University of the Western Cape is offering four prestigious one year bursaries. The Community Law Centre, as a partner of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, offers an additional bursary. The bursaries, for full-time study on campus, include study fees, a generous monthly stipend, and IT equipment.
On 31 August, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Chile, a project based at Diego Portales University in Chile, will launch a free online course on Transparency and Anti-Corruption. The course will deal with good governance issues, emphasising transparency and anti-corruption practices in the public domain.
After 25 years of realising the democratic values and human rights through engaged research, teaching and advocacy, the Community Law Centre will convert into an institute. On 19 August 2015, when it celebrate its 25th Anniversary it will assume a new name Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, after its founding director.
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.