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THOUGHT LEADER ENCOUNTER: AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON PROTESTS AND USE OF FORCE

CLS, in partnership with the National Research Foundation SARChI Chair in Security and Justice, will be hosting Karim Ennarah (Senior Researcher, Law and Society Research Unit, American University in Cairo) and Jameelah Omar (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UCT) for a Thought Leader Encounter entitled: AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON PROTESTS AND USE OF FORCE.

This seminar will focus on institutional violence, accountability and the long-term goal of democratising the police. Using examples of political and legislative efforts to reform security institutions in post-revolution Egypt, the seminar will contrast discursive progress on institutional reform with examples of relapse in practice (extreme police violence in response to social mobilisation). It will then consider various accountability efforts and conclude with some thoughts on the indispensability of accountability processes for institutional reform.

 

Date:    Tuesday 19 March 2019

Time:   12H00 – 13H30

Venue: LT3 (Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus).

Please RSVP to pbl-cls@uct.ac.za for catering purposes by: Sunday 17 March 2019.

 

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 -
12:00 to 13:30