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In dubio pro libertate - the General Freedom Right (GFR).
The constitutional protection of actual, intended or only desired behaviour of a person outside the ambit of a special Fundamental Right or Freedom, requires the recognition of a residual (negative) freedom, also called ...
Rapid analysis: Children in Namibia in conflict with the law.
About thirteen years ago, in 1999, the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Juvenile Justice commissioned a Discussion Document Juvenile Justice in Namibia. This document, setting out the domestic Namibian and international ...
Juvenile justice in Namibia: Law reform towards reconciliation and restorative justice?
(Restorative Justice Online., 2003)
Namibia is a newly independent nation, which in the wake of colonial oppression and foreign rule has yet to develop a comprehensive juvenile justice system. The current criminal justice system is informed by stereotyped ...
Restorative justice - The case for a Child Justice Act.
(Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2009)
In Namibia, though it is still a relatively young country, law reform efforts on juvenile/child justice have a long history. The early beginnings can be traced back to shortly after national Independence in 1990. However, ...
Namibia, child justice and the UNHCR: Warm love gone cold?
The United Nations provided an important point of reference for the Namibian liberation movement long before Independence. The Charter of the United Nations proclaimed already in 1945 "the respect for the principle of equal ...
Out of the blue sky...?: Gender based violence and murder revisited.
Namibia is swept up in an unprecedented wave of gender based murder. We seem at a loss of how to react effectively to this phenomenon. Individual responses like “bury them alive”, “this carnage has to stop…immediately”, ...