01 Apr Monitoring Police Violence and Torture in South Africa
Whilst much has been written on human rights violations committed by the police in South Africa, including aspects that have utilized some quantitative data, especially in relation to political detainees, the bulk of these violations perpetrated by the South African Police have not been subject to effective monitoring. The subsequent report analyses facets relating to this, such as the distinction between South Africa's democratically elected political leaders and their predecessors as well as the potential to galvanize relevant civil society structures to continue recording and collating qualitative data.
Piers Pigou is Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant for Southern Africa. Formerly he was Crisis Group’s Southern Africa Project Director, overseeing the organisation’s research and advocacy activities in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Angola.