This first issue of 2009 has articles on Women's access to health; Litigating socio-economic rights; Age-based discrimination in Uganda & Right of Access to Malaria in Uganda
This month's issue focuses on media reports around sentencing and parole, health care, medical parole, safe custody, etc.
The first issue of 2009's Article 40 is now available.
This newsletter focuses primarily on the Correctional Services Portfolio Committee, from 2004 to 2009.
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.
Find out what newspapers reported on in December 2008 & January 2009.
A Societal Responsibility: The role of civil society organisations in prisoner support, rehabilitation and reintegration
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.
These guidelines have been developed to aid in the provision of appropriate and quality care for prisoners living with or at risk of HIV infection in detention facilities in southern Africa.
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.
Articles discussed in this issue include the newly passed Child Justice Act.
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.
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
This issue focuses on the advocacy initiatives around corporal punishment in Africa & the 16 Days of Activism campaign.
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
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.
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.
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.
Topics covered in this issue include: sentencing & parole; safety & security; health; governance & corruption and labour relations.
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.
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.