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Arrest and detention of human rights defender in Chad
Author: Jean
Published: 12 May 2013
The organisation Front Line Defenders reported on 8 May 2012 that radio journalist and human rights defender Eric Topona was arrested and taken to prison after appearing before an investigating magistrate in N'Djamena and charged with “threatening the constitutional order”.
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Rampant abuses after coup in Central African Republic, says Human Rights Watch
Author: Jean
Published: 10 May 2013
Members of the Seleka rebel coalition, which ousted President François Bozizé of the Central African Republic on March 24, 2013, have committed grave violations against civilians, including pillage, summary executions, rape, and torture, Human Rights Watch said on 10 May 2013.
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South Africa's white paper on remand detention management finalised
Author: Jean
Published: 09 May 2013
The final draft of the South African government's White Paper on Remand Detention Management has been published on the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) website, bringing the policy framework in line with provisions in Correctional Matters Amendment Act. The White Paper marks the end of a process aimed at closing a policy gap in the 2005 White Paper on Corrections in respect of awaiting-trial detainees.
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10 000 Eritrean political prisoners 20 years after independence, says Amnesty
Author: Jean
Published: 09 May 2013
Amnesty International said in a report released on 9 May 2013 that Eritrea's prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again. Those detained include government critics, journalists and people practising an unregistered religion, as well as people trying to leave the country or avoid indefinite conscription into national service.
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Constitution reform: the latest trend in Africa
Author: jacob
Published: 23 Apr 2013
The Community Law Centre invites constitution-making experts to submit abstracts for an upcoming conference, which marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of South Africa’s Interim Constitution.
CLC’s colloquium unpacks doctoral thesis chapters
Author: jacob
Published: 19 Apr 2013
The Community Law Centre in partnership with the University of Western Cape Law Faculty hosted the fifth doctoral colloquium to give 20 doctoral students a chance to present chapters of their thesis.
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