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.
It is clear that South Africa needs to urgently ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The ratification would strengthen the domestic protection of economic, social and cultural rights in South Africa through policy, legislation (laws) and jurisprudence (decisions of court).
On 25 March 2014, the Community Law Centre hosted the 9th Dullah Omar Lecture which was delivered by former constitutional court judge Albie Sachs. The lecture was titled “Speaking to Oliver Tambo's Ghost: Twenty Years into Democracy".
On 25 February 2014, the socio-economic rights project (SERP) of the Community Law Centre in conjunction with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) conducted a human rights workshop at Blikkiesdorp. Blikkiesdorp is a temporary relocation area in Delft, Cape Town.
The director of the Community Law Centre, Prof Jaap de Visser, was selected as one of the participants to unpack the laws, regulations, and the informal city where urban planning and design is concerned.
The Multilevel Government Initiative (MLGI) of the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape launched its ‘Talking Good Governance’ (TGG) blog. TGG aims to deepen intellectual debate on good governance by making current research accessible to the public and policy makers.
On 3 March, Dr Aquinaldo Mandlate from the Children’s Rights Project of the Community Law Centre (University of the Western Cape) spoke on the system of protection of human rights in Africa, during a two day workshop on human rights which took place in Luanda, Angola.
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.