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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The Detention Justice Forum submission on the Department of Correctional Services and Judicial Inspectorate’s Annual Reports 2012/2013

The DJF commented on the annual reports of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and of the Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services (JICS) for the 2012-2013 financial year, ending on 31 March 2013. This submission was presented to the Portfolio Committee for Correctional Services (Portfolio Committee) for its deliberation and information at its hearing on […]

Panel on Independent Oversight of Detention for the Prevention of Torture

The Detention Justice Forum hosted a panel on “Preventing Torture and Abuse through Oversight” at the 4th Annual ISS Conference on Criminal Justice on the 21st August 2013. As emphasized by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Prevention of Torture, the most effective mechanism to prevent torture and ill-treatment is through the regular inspection of […]