Submissions

Statement by the DJF on the delay in giving effect to the Sonke decision on the independence of the Judicial Inspectorate
Author: Crystal
Published: Sep 23, 2022

In December 2020, the Constitutional Court confirmed the order of constitutional invalidity made by the Western Cape High Court in Sonke Gender Justice NPC v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others regarding certain provisions of the Correctional Services Act dealing with the independence of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services. The Court gave Parliament two years to rectify these issues; an approach that has been used previously by the Court. The two-year period will lapse on 3 December 2022, which is less than three months into the future. The Detention Justice Forum calls on all relevant state actors to make public the plan for meaningful public participation on the draft Bill and all steps necessary to ensure that the Sonke decision is substantively given effect to.

Statement under Agenda Item 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa | 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Author: Crystal
Published: Apr 26, 2022

ACJR statement to the African Commission under the item Human Rights Situation in Africa addresses the concerns around African States' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that law enforcement officials implicated in rights violations against citizens in the context of COVID-19 have not been held accountable for their actions.

ACJR submission to the 69th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Author: Crystal
Published: Nov 17, 2021

ACJR statement to the African Commission under Agenda Item 3: Human Rights Situation in Africa addresses the concerns around African States handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as highlighted by our research titled ‘Criminal justice, human rights and COVID-19 - a comparative study of measures taken in five African countries namely, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia.'

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