PRETORIA, 15 August 2016 - In a victory for children’s rights, the Constitutional Court has confirmed the principle that the best interests of children should always prevail, and that the arrest and detention of a child by the police should be done as a measure of absolute last resort.

Published in News in English

FREETOWN, 29 April 2016 - Child inmates are left to languish in prison with no visitors or legal assistance as many wait years for a trial.

Published in News in English

 

7 May 2013 - The deputy Attorney General, Pascoal António Joaquim, recognised on Tuesday in Lubango city, southern Huíla province the need for the creation of premises for accommodating criminal minors

Published in News in English
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 12:55

ZIMBABWE: Imprisoned youths open to abuse

 

Simon Dube*, 15, has just been released from a Zimbabwean jail after serving a three-month sentence for theft. After his arrest he was detained for two days in a holding cell in Harare, where he alleged police assaulted him to extract a confession that he stole goods from his neighbour’s home.

Published in News in English

 

The Zanzibar Government has dismissed the 2007/2008 human rights report authored by the Tanzania Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG), accusing the isles of violation of children rights.

Published in News in English

 

More than 215 cases of children in detention were heard last week as part of an on-going process to ensure that the backlog of cases particularly where minors are concerned is speedily cleared.

Published in News in English

 

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child by holding a discussion on children in conflict with the law, debating key challenges, worrisome trends and best practices regarding children in contact with judicial systems.

Published in News in English