Research Reports

Improving Government Accountability to Advance the Right to Basic Education: School Infrastructure Research Report Series 

Paper 1: Unequal Access to School Infrastructure and Litigation to Force Change
17 May 2024
Paper 2: Implementation of Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure
17 May 2024 

Reinforcing the Rights of Children Deprived of Liberty in Secure Care Centres in South Africa: A Baseline Study to Inform a Model for Independent Oversight (2022)

Research Report
8 August 2023
Model for Independent Oversight of Secure Care Centres in South Africa
8 August 2023

Adjudicating sexual offence matters involving children as victims (2022)

Research Report
28 March 2022
Recommendations: Minimum criteria for judicial officers in sexual offence matters involving children
22 March 2022

An Assessment of the National Strategic Plan on Gender Based Violence & Femicide: A Child Rights Perspective (2022)

Research Report
28 March 2022

Mapping a multi-faceted child rights strategic litigation and advocacy campaign in relation to the South African Sexual Offences Act (2021)

Research Report
2021

Advancing children’s rights while making tough financial decisions!

Advocacy Brief
February 2021

Child Trafficking in South Africa: Exploring the Myths and Realities

Publication
August 2020
Policy Brief
August 2020

Provision of School Infrastructure in Gauteng: Progress and Obstacles

Publication
December 2019
Infographic
December 2019

Harmonizing the Legal Environment for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A review of 23 countries in East and Southern Africa, 2017 (The Centre’s Ann Skelton and Karabo Ozah contributed to the writing of the report that was produced by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA))

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Questionable Correction: Independent Oversight of Child and Youth Care Centres in South Africa, 2018 (The Centre’s Zita Hansungule wrote this policy brief that was produced by the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF))

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Advocacy Brief: Advancing the Rights of Children with Disabilities, 2017 (This report was written by Patricia Martin; based on research by Ann Skelton and Zita Hansungule and consultative workshops with disability rights advocates)

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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Equal Access to Quality Education, 2017 (Research was done and written up by Ann Skelton. It was commissioned by the Open Society Justice Initiative)

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The Size of the Pie and How to Cut It: Assessing the NAWONGO Case and the Effects on Social Welfare Allocations for Children, 2016 (This research was done and written up by Debbie Budlender for the Centre for Child Law)

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Budgets and Bricks: Progress with school infrastructure following the Rivonia Primary School Case, 2016 (This research was done and written up by Carmen Abdoll for the Centre for Child Law)

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Guidelines for legal representatives of children in civil matters, 2016 (Commissioned and edited by the Centre for Child Law)

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Making Room: Facilitating the testimony of child witnesses and victims, 2015 (This research was done and written up by Charmain Badenhorst for the Centre for Child Law)

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Promoting Effective Enforcement of the Prohibition Against Corporal Punishment in South African Schools, 2014 (This research was done and written up by Faranaaz Veriava for the Centre for Child Law)

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South Africa’s progress in realising children’s rights: A law review, 2014 (Morgan Courtenay & Zita Hansungule wrote a chapter for this Children’s Institute publication)

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Children at the Centre: A Guide to the Registration of Child and Youth Care Centres, 2012 (This report was researched and written up by Patricia Martin and the Centre for Child Law)

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Justice for child victims and witnesses of crimes, 2008 (This report was edited by the Centre for Child Law)

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