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Report from a Symposium on the Investigation and Prosecution of ‘Core International Crimes’ and the Role of the International Criminal Court in Africa

"The first objective was to lay the foundation for greater cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the ICC. The second, and related, objective was to highlight the problems and politics (both domestically within African states and regionally …

Unholy Alliance? Assessing the Links between Organised Criminals and Terrorists in Southern Africa

"This paper explores whether similar links can be substantiated in Southern Africa. In doing so, definitional, theoretical and methodological problems around the concepts of terrorism and organised crime are highlighted. Seven case studies are exami…

Diversion in South Africa A Review of Policy and Practice, 1990–2003

"The purpose of this paper is to review the literature available on diversion in South Africa. The paper is divided into three parts:The first part examines the concept in its most general sense and traces the introduction and development of diversi…

Attitudes to Firearms and Crime in Nairobi: Results of a City Survey

"Kenya is at the crossroads of conflict in East Africa and the Horn. Small arms trafficking and proliferation in the region threatens security, stability, and sustainable development.Based on the premise that guns flourish where insecurity prevails,…

Tough Choices: Prioritising Criminal Justice Policies

"This paper seeks to answer this question by looking at the role of the criminal justice system, and identifying key interventions to improve the performance of the police and prosecution services. The focus of the paper is on the police and prosecu…

Crime in South Africa: A Country and Cities Profile

"Crime has been increasing at an escalating rate since 1997. Crime does not affect all people uniformly in South Africa. Johannesburg has the highest volume of serious crime, followed by Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. There is no single satisfactor…

Triad Societies and Chinese Organised Crime in South Africa

"South African law enforcement agencies should expect a considerable expansion of criminal activities by Chinese triad-based criminal groups. The most recent success in intercepting a shipment of narcotics from China says it all: on 10 January 2001,…

Why Fighting Crime can Assist Development in Africa Rule of Law and Protection of the Most Vulnerable

"This Report looks at a factor that is often overlooked in explaining Africa’s persistent underdevelopment: crime. Limited government capacity has meant that official data on crime in Africa are sparse, and independent research has also been limited…

Crime and Crime Prevention in South Africa: 10 Years After

"This article argues that South Africa’s criminal justice system has performed well considering the challenges it has faced since 1994. The task now is to deal with increasingly negative public perceptions of safety and renew efforts to prevent crim…

After the Commandos The Future of Rural Policing in South Africa

"In February 2003, President Thabo Mbeki announced that the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) Territorial Reserve, popularly known as the Commandos, would be phased out. This phasing out process is now well underway. By the end of 2009,…

Traditional Justice in Practice A Limpopo Case Study

"The monograph introduces the institution of traditional leadership. It demonstrates how this system has been entrenched in the rural areas and raises related questions (chapter two). It deals with the policy and legislative framework that applies t…

Crime Prevention and Morality The Campaign for Moral Regeneration in South Africa

"This monograph aims to chart the development of the moral regeneration campaign, and assess its relevance to the national crime prevention effort in South Africa. The campaign was initiated by former President Mandela in 1997, in an engagement wit…

Diasporas, Remittances and Africa South of the Sahara A Strategic Assessment

"This study attempts to assess the strategic value that remittances have in African countries situated south of the Sahara. In the first part, the focus is on political interaction between migrant communities and their homelands.Conspiracies,armed…

Beyond Retribution Prospects for Restorative Justice in South Africa

"Part 1 outlines the context for the monograph by providing an overview of international experience and lessons, as well as considering the relevance of restorative justice in South Africa at present. In Chapter 2, Batley reviews the South African …

Weapons in Mozambique

"This monograph tries to provide an overview of the several approaches to disarmament in Mozambique and analyse the different steps required for the implementation of the SADC Protocol—where there is complementarity, where there is duplication of e…

Penetrating State and Business Organised Crime in Southern Africa Vol 2

"In Chapter 1 of this volume, Charles Goredema provides an in-depth report on organised crime and the penetration of state and business structures in Zimbabwe. The chapter illustrates how the expansion of organised crime was influenced by the conco…

Mozambique: Threats Posed by the Penetration of Criminal Networks

"This paper focuses on some of the more prominent organised criminal activities that constitute a threat to Mozambique and does not attempt to cover all forms of organised crime. The more threatening criminal groups appear to be those involved in …

Africa and Terrorism, Joining the Global Campaign

"This monograph and the writings therein reflect largely on what can be termed 'international terrorism', as opposed to domestic or sub-national terror.Terrorism is neither necessarily international or sub-national, although the present campaign tar…

Making Courts Work, A Review of the IJS Court Centre in Port Elizabeth

"This monograph is about one IJS project, the Port Elizabeth Court Centre Project, in which the private sector and the state have worked together in a symbiotic relationship. The Port Elizabeth Court Centre has become a beacon of hope for South Afri…

Violent Justice Vigilantism and the State's Response

"This monograph has argued that the main reason why people support vigilantism today relates to weaknesses in the criminal justice system and particularly the long period of time taken to deal with criminal cases. The review of policies and strategi…

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