Statement by the DJF on the delay in giving effect to the Sonke decision on the independence of the Judicial Inspectorate

In December 2020, the Constitutional Court confirmed the order of constitutional invalidity made by the Western Cape High Court in Sonke Gender Justice NPC v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others regarding certain provisions of the Correctional Services Act dealing with the independence of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services. The Court […]

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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

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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 […]

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