The Detention Justice Forum is a civil society coalition, comprising of non-governmental organisations and individuals seeking to ensure that the rights and well-being of those who are detained are respected as enshrined under the South African Constitution, laws, and international human rights norms and standards.

 

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Op-ed: victory in the JICS case

Zia Wasserman, national prisons coordinator at Sonke Gender Justice, writes about the 2019 court case victory that confirmed the rights of detained persons and supported the need for the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services to be more independent. Read the full article here: OPINION | A small victory in the fight for the protection of prisoners’ […]

Op-ed: the prison legacy of Dudley Lee

Zia Wasserman, national prisons coordinator at Sonke Gender Justice, writes about the Dudley Lee case and the state of South African prisons today. Read the full article here: Cold Stone Jug: The prison legacy of Dudley Lee