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.
Yesterday the Community Law Centre hosted a dinner for the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in Cape Town. This meet and greet session followed a two day workshop on the with the aim of discussing country reports on actions taken in follow-up to the 2012 Day of the African Child.
In March this year, South African Local Government Association (Salga) announced that at least R81-billion is owed to municipalities for services. In line with this yesterday it convened the Anti-Corruption Summit and National Members Assembly at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (WEGE) Bill has been introduced in parliament. At this point we are unsure of when parliament will hold public hearings on the Bill. It may be this year or in the first months of next year.
Many serious questions are being raised about the state of democracy and politics in South Africa at this time. Over the course of 2013, there have been a number of initiatives to discuss and engage with questions of civil society’s role and place in South Africa’s democracy nearly 20 years down the line.
The Community Law Centre also received a critical mention in Albie Sachs' keynote address, who is the former Community Law Centre associate and former Constitutional Court judge in South Africa. The event kicked off on 18 November and it concludes on 22 November in Washington DC in the United States of America.
Two post-doctoral researchers for the Children’s Rights Project at the Community Law Centre contributed a chapter to the first edition of the African Disability Rights Yearbook.
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.