Bureaucracy Versus Democratization. The Promulgation of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill

Bureaucracy Versus Democratization. The Promulgation of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill

The subsequent paper aims to firstly contextualize the Sexual Offences Bill by describing the situation regarding sexual violence in South Africa during the formulation of the Bill, and the history of the Bill from inception to passing by the National Assembly. It then seeks to explain and analyze the key elements of the Bill as well as the process through which the Bill travelled in order to become law. Finally, this paper will look at the way forward once the Bill has become law and the implications of implementation for the victims of sexual offences.

 

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Romi Fuller
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Romi Fuller is a former Project Manager of the Violence and Transition Project at CSVR.

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