Criminal Justice

Torture Victims Have a Right to Rehabilitation: A Guide for Service Providers to Assist Victims of Torture in Securing their Right to Rehabilitation

The PARI Network has developed a Rehabilitation Manual that speaks to victims’ rights against torture. It is a guide for service providers to assist victims of torture in securing their right to rehabilitation. The overall ...

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Tunisia: The Colonial Legacy and Transitional Justice

Following the 2011 Revolution ending over five decades of dictatorship, Tunisia embarked on a comprehensive transitional justice process to investigate a broad range of state violations against its citizens, including false imprisonment, torture, assassination as ...

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Developing a Use of Force Policy for the South African Police Service: Workshop Report

This report summarises the presentations and discussions held on 21 and 22 July 2011 at a workshop entitled “Developing a use of force policy for the SAPS”. The workshop was held at the Emoyeni Conference ...

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Beyond Section 49: Control of the Use of Lethal Force

This paper discusses the misuse of lethal force by the South African Police Services (SAPS). The paper discusses the legal framework surrounding the issue, and highlights the importance of the reorientation of the SAPS in its ...

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Lethal Force: CSVR Submission on the Proposed Amendments to Section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act

This is a submission by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development regarding the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill 2010. This submission motivates that this ...

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Police and the Use of Force in South Africa: Time for a New Approach

This report discusses the legal framework currently surrounding the use of deadly force by the South African Police Services. It recommends several conceptual flaws with current legislation and makes recommendations for amendments. 

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