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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Detention Justice Forum Calls for Urgent Action In Response to Justice Edwin Cameron’s Report on “Sickening Conditions” in Pollsmoor Prison

FOR RELEASE: 7 September 2015 Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Edwin Cameron released a report this week on his visit to Pollsmoor Remand Detention Facility and Pollsmoor Women’s Correctional Centre. The visit was undertaken in April this year, as part of the Constitutional Court’s prison visiting project, and the report details the “sickening conditions” he and […]

Detention Justice Forum Annual General Meeting 2015: Forging synergies for human rights and dignity

MEDIA RELEASE 26 February 2015 Human rights groups and organisations affirmed their commitment to advocating for human rights and constitutional compliance within the criminal justice sector in South Africa. The Detention Justice Forum (DJF) comprises of civil society organisations concerned with the rights of detainees. It was established in March 2012 with the aim of […]

Detention Justice Forum Statement on Allegations Made Against the Wits Justice Project by Zach Modise

21 October 2014   To: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Honourable Minister Michael Masutha.   CC: Chairperson, Portfolio Committee for Justice and Correctional Services, Dr Mathole Motshekga; Acting Commissioner, Department of Correctional Services, Mr Zach Modise   Dear Honourable Minister, Acting Commissioner, Mr Zach Modise is Wrong. The Detention Justice Forum (DJF) addresses this […]