Summary and comment on the Final Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Corruptions, Maladministration and Violence in the Department of Correctional Services - "the Jali Commission" by Anthea van der Berg
Dr. Lilian Chenwi (senior researcher in the Socio-Economic Rights Project) has written a book. Order your copy today!
The Community Law Centre's 2006 Annual Report is now available.
The first issue of 2007's Article 19 is now available for download.
The feature article is on the release of General Comment No. 10 (Children's Rights in Juvenile Justice).
The Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative has published another Newsletter.
On 12 April 2007 the Socio-Economic Rights Project celebrated 10 years of its existence, as well as the launch of the Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa: A Resource Book, 2nd Edition.
The Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture was held on 20 March 2007.
All the ESR Review issues have been compiled into a book for easy reading and research.
The Resource Book, Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa (2nd edition), edited by Sibonile Khoza has been published.
This publication encapsulates the range of discussions and debates that occurred during the conference. It also serves as a record of the proceedings that can be widely diesseminated to provide further insight and awareness on child justice developments thus far and the challenges still facing children who come into conflict with the law.
The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was the guest speaker at this year's Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture.
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.
Lukas Muntingh comments extensively on the Correctional Services Budget 2007/8 to 2009/10.
Download media articles on various prison reform issues, including articles on Judges allegedly sentenced more black children to prison; Minister drops charges against prison whistle-blower; CSPRI tells Parliament imprisonment of children should be last resort, etc.
Why talk about torture in post-apartheid South Africa? Is torture not something that we have left in the past? Regrettably torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment still takes place in South Africa; this reality did not end on 27 April 1994.
What should prisons in a constitutional democracy look like?
Press Release on the judgment of Various Occupiers v City of Johannesburg and Others
Download the brochure on the Children's Act, which protects all children up to the age of 18 years.
The Dec. 2007 & Jan. 2008 issue has media reports on safety and security, sentencing, governance, unsentenced prisoners and corruption.