Remand Detention: Challenges and Solutions – 10 August


The Wits Justice Project presents:

Remand Detention: Challenges and Solutions

Date: 10 August 2011

Time: 08:30 – 17:30

Venue: Professional Development Hub, University of the Witwatersrand

Keynote address by Minister of Correctional Services Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

  In Gauteng alone, more than 2000 remand detainees have been held in prison for more than two years, sometimes in conditions described by the Inspecting Judge Deon van Zyl as “shockingly inhumane”. We aim to promote discussion and debate around the various issues surrounding remand detention, including lengthy periods of incarceration before the conclusion of trials, the investigation process of remand cases, court processes and backlogs, living conditions within remand facilities, the Correctional Matters Amendment Act, and proposed solutions. The conference will help identify systemic malfunctions in the criminal justice system that lead to delays, and highlight potential solutions. We also hope to increase public awareness of the situation of remand detainees.

 Request an invite from the WJP no later than 25 July 2011 at   wjp.conference@gmail.com

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One Response to Remand Detention: Challenges and Solutions – 10 August

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