Protecting the Rights of Women in Detention through a National Preventative Mechanism
In this podcast we discuss a human rights initiative involving the exploration of mechanisms for better protection of women in the criminal justice system.
Currently, we know very little about the lives and the conditions of the detention of women who come into conflict with the law and are arrested, detained, incarcerated or institutionalised. But what we do know paints a picture of human rights violations from health and medical care to safety and lack of legal representation.
The project, in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, is funded by the European Union.
Read Justice Edward Cameron's 2015 report on the Pollsmoor Correctional Service here.