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Your Guide to the South African Equality Courts: A Step-by-step Process to Empower Paralegals, Community Leaders and Human Rights Educators
This manual provides a step-by step overview of accessing the Equality Courts. It can be used by both those who are legally qualified and those who are not.
Author: Joseph J. Hahn
Created: 2015
Country South Africa
Added: 07 October 2015
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Understanding the Criminal Justice System
An information guide on the criminal justice system and linked services, from the police through to the courts.
Created: 2008
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Correcting ‘Corrective Rape’: Carmichele and Developing South Africa’s Affirmative Obligations to Prevent Violence against Women
This article calls for the state and criminal justice system to play a more active role in addressing physical and sexual violence against lesbians.
Author: Lorenzo di Silvio
Created: 2011
Country USA
Added: 09 October 2013
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Towards the ‘Good Society’: Healthcare Provision for Victims of Hate Crime from Periphery to Centre Stage
This study sets out the reasons why hate crime as a reporting and sentencing category is not a privilege, but rather paramount for ensuring a better life for all South Africans, regardless of sexual orientation.
Author: Juan A. Nel
Created: 2007
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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The Country We Want to Live In: Policy, Practice, Legislation with Respect to Hate Crimes – a HSRC and ISS Joint Panel Discussion
A paper calls for all-round legal reform to address hate crimes, including the need to widen the definition to include violence against sexual minorities and Refugees & Migrants.
Author: Dr Danny Titus
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Exploring Homophobic Victimisation in Gauteng, South Africa: Issues, Impacts and Responses
This report juxtaposes the rights enshrined in the South African Constitution with the everyday reality for sexual minorities, thus drawing attention to the justice system's failure to protect LGBTI persons.
Author: Melanie Judge & Juan A. Nel
Created: 2008
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Psychological Sequelae of Hate Crime Victimization among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults
This article looks at the effects of hate crimes, victimisation and violence on gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, and considers how the failings of the criminal justice system add to these problems.
Author: Gregory M. Herek, J. Ray Gillis & Jeanie C. Cogan
Created: 1999
Country USA
Added: 08 October 2013
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Every Eight Hours: Intimate Femicide in South Africa 10 Years Later!
A comparative investigation of cases of femicide in South Africa between 2008 and 1998, the year when the Domestic Violence Act came into effect.
Author: Naeemah Abrahams, Shanaaz Mathews, Rachel Jewkes, Lorna J Martin & Carl Lombard
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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National Policy Guidelines for Victim Empowerment
A policy document on dealing with victims of crime, especially violent crimes, aimed at those within the criminal justice system. The document calls for inclusive structures and frameworks.
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Look Before You Leap: Hate Crime Legislation Reconsidered
A comparison between international trends and definitions of hate crimes, and why legislation prioritising hate crimes is important and necessary in South Africa.
Author: Bill Dixon
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Managing Sexual Abuse in Schools: A Guide for Children, Families and Community Members
This book deals specifically with sexual abuse by teachers and principals against learners in schools.
Author: CALS, LAA, Section 27
Created: 2014
Country South Africa
Added: 24 April 2014
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DIP ME IN CHOCOLATE AND THROW ME TO THE LESBIANS: Homophobic hate crimes, the state and civil society.
This article describes some of the shortcomings in the prosecution of a homophobic hate crime as well as a non-governmental organisation’s attempt to influence the sentencing of the perpetrators.
Author: Kerry Williams
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 25 March 2014
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Victim Empowerment in South Africa (Part 1)
Examines South Africa’s Victim Empowerment Programme, its effects on frameworks and policies, and what still needs to happen.
Author: Juan A. Nel & Hanlie van Wyk
Created: 2005
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Victim Empowerment in South Africa (Part 2)
Examines South Africa’s Victim Empowerment Programme, its effects on frameworks and policies, and what still needs to happen.
Author: Juan A. Nel & Hanlie van Wyk
Created: 2005
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Home and the World: Lesbian and Gay Places in the Law
This article tracks the progress South Africa has made in terms of LGBTI rights since 1994, with specific reference to heterosexism in public spaces.
Author: Angelo Pantazis
Created: 2002
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Ex Parte: Consortium for Refugees and Refugees & Migrants in South Africa – Legal Brief on Hate Crimes in South Africa
This brief details how South Africa is lagging behind in terms of hate crimes legislation in comparison to international counterparts.
Author: Webber Wentzel Attorneys
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Gender-based Violence, Criminal Law Enforcement and HIV: Overview of the Evidence and Case Studies of Positive Practices
This paper looks at the link between HIV and gender-based violence. It also examines the ways in which the criminal justice system has failed survivors of gender-based violence, especially LGBTI persons.
Author: Jessica Chiu, Kim Blankenship & Scott Burns
Created: 2011
Country USA
Added: 08 October 2013
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Experiences and Dimensions of Power: Discussions with Lesbian Women
This report explores lesbian women’s direct experiences of discrimination as well as reasons why victims of violence often don’t report such incidents.
Author: Helen Wells, Toni Kruger & Melanie Judge
Created: 2006
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Victim-Centred Approach
A policy document on victim-centred support, including the policies, legislation and structures required for this to happen.
Author: Andrew Faull & Poppie Mphuthing
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Constitutional Authority and its Limitations: The Politics of Sexuality in South Africa
This research report discusses South Africa’s constitutional jurisprudence and how the law has developed to nominally provide equality for LGBTI people. It juxtaposes these progressive legal clauses with the reality of survivors of violence, most of who
Author: Belinda Beresford, Helen Schneider & Robert Sember
Created: 2007
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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