Torture and State Violence

Press Release: SACTJ Calls for Reform of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) calls for changes to the architecture and working methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa. Torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and ...

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Humanizing Security in Cabo Delgado: A CSO Report on the Drivers of Conflict and its Impact on Civilians

The instability in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado wrought by the ongoing war has been a subject of much humanitarian concern. Dominant discourses have framed the violence in terms of a ‘terrorist insurgency’, foregoing the inquiries into ...

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Disaster-Appropriate Policing in South Africa: Protests and State Violence in the COVID-19 Era

Militarisation refers to a process where societies (states, institutions, and citizens) prioritise, organise, prepare for and respond to threats or crises with military action or violence. This policy brief highlights how many countries across the ...

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Press Release: Marikana Massacre 9 Years Later

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Remembers the Marikana Massacre 9 Years Later. The 9th anniversary of the Marikana Massacre on 16 August 2021 remains a painful reminder of this event, and the ...

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SADC Violates its Liberal Democratic Principles with Eswatini Response

Despite regime’s brutality the regional organisation has failed to condemn it and has shown little solidarity with activists.The political tides are changing in Eswatini as the country’s monarchy faces increasing public resistance. Over recent months ...

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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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