South Africa

Promoting Citizenship and Preventing Statelessness in South Africa: A Practitioner’s Guide

The Guide was drafted with the intention of aiding attorneys, paralegals and social workers in promoting access to citizenship and combating statelessness in the country. The guide is a collection of lessons learned in our effort to assist clients in accessing nationality. The guide is hoped to assist in demystifying the current legal framework relating to nationality and statelessness and will provide tools to play an active role in the ongoing reform of this field of law.

Immigration Directive no 32 of 2014

Administration of Zimbabwean nationals on special dispensation permits

SAHRC investigative report into conditions of detention at Lindela Repatriation Centre

The South African Human Rights Commission's investigative report into conditions of detention at Lindela Repatriation Centre.

"We are not afraid": Land rights defenders attacked for confronting unbridled development

Land rights defenders are increasingly the target of repressive measures, says the Observatory in a new report published in The Philippines, Mexico, and South Africa.

The pressure on land has become unbearable and mobilisation for the respect of the economic, social and cultural rights of affected communities has become a high risk activity.

Report on Children in Prison in South Africa

This report is an update to the situational analysis of children in prison in South Africa prepared by the Community Law Centre in 1997.

Understanding impunity in the South African law enforcement agencies

The probability that law enforcement officials will be held accountable for gross rights violations is very low. The reasons for this are discussed in this report. The report argues that there is no single reason for the current situation but rather that a myriad of factors, structural and functional, contribute to a greater or a lesser degree to the current situation.

Remand detention in South Africa

This research report provides an overview of the necessary research to develop possible solutions for limiting the amount of time remand detainees spend in custody.

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