The Children's Rights Project (CRP)
The Children's Rights Project (CRP) of the Community Law Centre (CLC) is one of a number of projects at the Centre which focus on the needs and status of particularly vulnerable groups such as women, children, people with disabilities and people living in extreme poverty.
Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative
The CSPRI, established in 2003, is a research and advocacy project focussing on prisons and places of confinement in the African region, with the aim of furthering constitutional and human rights imperatives within these settings.
Multi-level government initiative (MLGI)
The MLGI is a multi-disciplinary project of the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape. We offer high quality applied research, policy analysis and consulting services.
CLC Parliamentary Programme
The Community Law Centre Parliamentary Programme uses international human rights law and the South African Constitution to advocate for the realisation of the rights of children, women, persons deprived of their liberty, and people living in poverty.
Socio Economic Rights Project (SER)
The Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre was formed in 1997 with the aim of promoting the effective implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the socio-economic rights enshrined in our Bill of Rights.
On 28 February, Professor Jan Erk, a visiting professor at the Community Law Centre under the SARChi Chair for Multilevel Government, delivered a lecture for the LL.M/Mphil students in Law, State and Multilevel Government. The lecture was titled 'Two Divided Cities: Federalism, Nationalism and Urban Politics in Montreal and Brussels'.
GENEVA / BISSAU (21 February 2014) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepúlveda will undertake an official visit to Guinea-Bissau from 24 February to 1 March 2014 to collect first-hand information on the situation of people living in extreme poverty and to assess the initiatives taken by the authorities to improve their situation.
Prof Jaap de Visser, the director of the Community Law Centre and senior fellow of the centre’s Multilevel Government Initiative addressed a group of officials from Kenya on the topic of Integrated Development Planning (IDP). He outlined the background to IDP, the legal framework and also discussed some of the challenges in implementing this progressive and ambitious system.
The Multilevel Government Initiative at the Community Law Centre’s views on the Infrastructure Development Bill, currently before Parliament, featured strongly at the Infrastructure Dialogue of 6 February.
Dr. Jan Erk, who is currently a visiting research fellow at the Community Law Centre, has just completed teaching a short seminar on post-conflict settlements and federalism to Ethiopian doctoral candidates and lecturers at the Institute of Peace and Security of Addis Ababa University.
Albie Sachs is set to deliver the Community Law Centre’s 9th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture on 25 March 2014. The Community Law Centre is pleased to announce the 9th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture, which will be delivered by former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs.
The UWC Community Law Centre
The Community Law Centre, forming part of the Law Faculty at the University of the Western Cape (‘the Centre’), was established in 1990 and works to realise the democratic values and human rights enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution. It is founded on the belief that our constitutional order must promote good governance, socio-economic development and the protection of the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.