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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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Prof Stephen Berrisford delivers a guest lecture for LLM students

Prof Stephen Berrisford delivers a guest lecture for LLM students

According to him, perhaps planning is the most important responsibility of local government. Yet, in many parts of the continent, local authorities conduct planning in terms of outdated colonial laws. These laws were written for post-war Europe and never designed to deal with specific challenges such as urbanisation, informality and environmental challenges.

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Community Law Centre to host Prof Henk Kummeling

Community Law Centre to host Prof Henk Kummeling

The Community Law Centre is delighted to announce that it will be hosting Prof Henk Kummeling, the outgoing Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics & Governance at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and Extraordinary Professor at the Law Faculty. He will be joining the centre from 15 October 2014 to 11 December 2015.

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Chigwata presents on the proposed Local Authorities Bill in Zimbabwe

Chigwata presents on the proposed Local Authorities Bill in Zimbabwe

Community Law Centre’s researcher at the Multilevel Government Initiative Tinashe Chigwata presented on behalf of knowledge institutions at consultative workshops organised by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing in partnership with UNDP. The workshops were held from 27 to 28 August at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare.

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Advocating for advancements in human rights in Africa

Advocating for advancements in human rights in Africa

Dr Aquinaldo Mandlate takes on the task of the Community Law Centre advocating for advancements in human rights in Africa. The researcher at the Children’s Rights Project of the Centre, last week, delivered expert contributions for participants attending the Oslo Diploma Course (ODC) on advanced Human Rights Training in Norway.

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Article 5 Initiative activities take place in Burundi

Article 5 Initiative activities take place in Burundi

Prof Lukas Muntingh and Gwen Dereymaeker went to Burundi from 18 to 20 August 2014 as part of the Article 5 Initiative activities. The Article 5 Initiative is a four-year project aimed at developing tools to monitor domestication of the UN Convention against Torture in 6 African countries.

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The Multilevel Government Initiative (MLGI) and the South African Research Chair on Multilevel Government, Law and Policy speak on the implementation of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in Harare

The Multilevel Government Initiative (MLGI) and the South African Research Chair on Multilevel Government, Law and Policy speak on the implementation of the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in Harare

On August 6 2014, the MLGI of the Community Law Centre and the South African Research Chair on Multilevel Government, Law and Policy in collaboration with the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing organised a one day workshop which sought to deliberate on the implementation of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe.

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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.

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