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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 Muntingh looks into SA’s failures in the international human-rights system

Prof Muntingh looks into SA’s failures in the international human-rights system

From: Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI)

South Africa is increasingly failing to report to the UN international treaty monitoring bodies, this is according to Prof Lukas Muntingh, the project head of the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative at the Community Law Centre pointed out in article published on Thought Leader this week.

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Prof De Visser addresses DDP Conference on Local Government

Prof De Visser addresses DDP Conference on Local Government

"Reflecting on 20 years of Local Government" was the title of a presentation by Jaap de Visser to a conference on Local Government, organised by the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) in Durban on 20 October 2014.

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Profs Steytler and De Visser train Kenyan Judges on devolution

Profs Steytler and De Visser train Kenyan Judges on devolution

The judiciary in Kenya is increasingly called upon to resolve disputes about devolution. Last week, the Kenyan Judiciary Training Institute (JTI) organised a four day training programme on devolution for members of the judiciary. The training was organised in collaboration with the Katiba Institute.

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Community Law Centre reflects on Court Monitoring Project

Community Law Centre reflects on Court Monitoring Project

Yesterday, Professor Lukas Muntingh, the head of Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative at the Community Law Centre shared the lessons learnt and challenges of the Court Watching Brief Programme (Court Monitoring Project) during the Justice for Breakfast roundtable which took place at the University of the Western Cape.

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Mirugi-Mukundi presents a paper on Lwandle’s mass evictions

Mirugi-Mukundi presents a paper on Lwandle’s mass evictions

A researcher for the Socio-Economic Rights Project at the Community Law Centre, Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi participated in the Lwandle Commission of Inquiry by way of presentation of a paper on mass evictions and illegal occupation of land. The paper titled: Evictions in South Africa: Relevant International Standards follows the submission made by Community Law Centre to the Lwandle Commission of Inquiry.

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RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Learning & Development Facilitator – Community Development & Parliamentary Programme, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape (1 Year Fixed Term Contract Position)

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Learning & Development Facilitator – Community Development & Parliamentary Programme, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape (1 Year Fixed Term Contract Position)

The Parliamentary Programme of the Community Law Centre is looking to appoint a L & D facilitator with a minimum of 2 years experience working to promote human rights and social justice to work on our projects to monitor the performance of the legislatures and build civil society engagement with legislatures on human rights issues.

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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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