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Prison Insider publishes its country profile on prisons in South Africa. This publication is the result of work carried out in collaboration with various people...
Themes: Prisons
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2024
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Collecting and publishing statistics about the use and practice of imprisonment is a crucial tool for governments to assess the effectiveness of criminal justice policies....
Themes: Prisons
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Guidelines
Year: 2024
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The National Women’s Justice Coalition (NWJC) champions and promotes best practice for working with women in contact with the criminal justice system. This library catalogues a wide...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Collections   |   Journal Article   |   News Article   |   Report   |   Training Materials
Year: 2024
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This report presents the findings of an empirical investigation into criminalization of poverty in Haiti. The research, conducted by the Center for research and exchange...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons
Type: Report
Year: 2024
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ASF just published a report that explores the level of knowledge, the attitudes and practices of key stakeholders towards pre-trial detention under the criminal justice system in...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons
Type: Guidelines   |   Report
Year: 2024
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Throughout the globe, governments use petty offenses, such as vagrancy and loitering laws, to exert social control over poor and marginalized communities. Moreover, people experiencing...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2024
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ICJ-Kenya: It has been eight years (8) since the adoption of a global call for Gender Equality and Empowerment- Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. The...
Themes: Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2024
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Fees & Fines Justice Center: As 2024 sessions start to rev up, now is the time for fines and fees reform advocates to take stock...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   News Article
Year: 2024
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APCOF delivered a statement on behalf of the Campaign during the 75th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, being held now in Banjul...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Prisons   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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Report of violations against LGBTQ persons for the first month following the passing of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill HRAPF: Thursday, 20th April 2023 marked the 30th...
Themes: Human Rights
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Report
Year: 2023
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HRAPF: On 25th April 2023, President Yoweri Museveni [of Uganda] sent the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 back to Parliament with a request that they reconsider several...
Themes: Human Rights
Type: Guidelines   |   Report
Year: 2023
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Original article: ICJ publishes a new set of legal principles to address the harmful human rights impact of unjustified criminalization of individuals and entire communities....
Themes: Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Guidelines
Year: 2023
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From Fair Trials: What a person suspected of a crime says or doesn’t say in police custody can have a significant impact on an investigation...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Policing   |   Pre-trial Detention
Type: Video
Year: 2023
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This Manual provides an overview of the current policy and legal framework for persons with mental disability, including regional and international instruments that provide for...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Guidelines   |   Report   |   Training Materials
Year: 2023
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Over the span of 2021, local Tennessee organizers from Free Hearts surveyed over 500 people to learn about how overcriminalization affected their lives and their...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report   |   Testimonials
Year: 2023
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Invisible People: This video is a handy guide for parents and teachers, jam-packed with good advice on how to chat with kids about a pretty...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Video
Year: 2023
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Housing is a human right. Inspired in modern times as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights and later developed by the international...
Themes: Human Rights   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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Over the past 3 years, Lawyers Alert has been monitoring and documenting human rights violations associated with petty offences in Nigeria. This present report is...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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PRI: This publication has been developed to guide trainers leading 4-day in-person training courses for prison staff designed by the OSCE’s Office of Democratic Institutions...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Prisons
Type: Training Materials
Year: 2023
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The National Homelessness Law Center, Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, and partners have submitted a report to the Special...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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IDPC: In September 2023, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released a landmark report on human rights in drug policy. Prepared at the request...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2023
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The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 76/133, provides a review of the progress, gaps and challenges in inclusive social development policies and...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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The Human Rights Measurement Initiative is part of a global movement building a world where all people can flourish. We track the human rights progress of...
Themes: Activism   |   Human Rights   |   Protests
Type: Collections
Year: 2023
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Shadow Report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee For the United States’ Review of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The U.S....
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Prisons   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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The Global Study centers the daily, lived experiences for civil society from across the globe operating amidst closing civic space and the widespread misuse of...
Themes: Activism   |   Human Rights   |   Protests   |   Torture
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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Our Campaign Digest provide updates on ongoing litigation cases challenging various laws that criminalise poverty and status, partner’s updates, as well as the latest resources...
Themes: Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest
Year: 2023
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From 27 to 29 September 2022, representatives from over 40 organisations from over 30 countries, gathered in Stellenbosch, South Africa, for the Campaign’s Annual Convening...
Themes: Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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In 2022, human rights defenders (HRDs) around the world collectively inspired transformative change within their societies with bold, creative and peaceful human rights action. Despite...
Themes: Activism   |   Human Rights
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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Mexico: In Latin America it is not uncommon to find people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities who have been unfairly and wrongfully deprived of their...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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On 9 June 1998, African States meeting in Burkina Faso created the African Court by adopting the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights...
Themes: Courts Systems
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Collections   |   Training Materials   |   Video
Year: 2023
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JPP: Pakistan is currently undergoing its last review and assessment of the GSP+ under the current system. The resulting EU report will reflect on the...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Prisons   |   Torture
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Collections   |   Guidelines   |   Report
Year: 2023
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Features Justice for All: Global action to combat discrimination and inequality in criminal justice systems: On 25 May 2023, the Campaign and co-sponsors, the United...
Themes: Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest
Year: 2023
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ACJR’s submission is in response to the call from the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions (UNSR) to collect information on practices...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Prisons
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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This submission was made to the Subcommitee for the Prevention of Torture and Other and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) on...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Prisons   |   Torture
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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After signing the Optional Protocol to UNCAT (OPCAT) in 2006 and ratifying it in March 2019, South Africa designated a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), with...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Torture
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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The Poor Not Guilty: Fines & Fees Challenge can be used to sensitize audiences to the difficulties faced by poor and homeless people in the...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Fees and Fines
Type: Training Materials
Year: 2023
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Penal Reform International: The European Prison Rules, adopted by the Council of Europe, set out standards on the management of prisons and the treatment of...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Public Health   |   Prisons   |   Torture
Type: Guidelines
Year: 2023
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Advocates and researchers agree that solutions to homelessness must address the root causes. Communities need to increase access to quality, affordable permanent housing, and they...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2023
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Fines and other financial sanctions are frequently imposed by criminal justice systems around the world. Yet they also raise grave concerns about economic discrimination. Unless...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2023
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Lawyers Alert, with the support of OSIWA, has carried out various levels of advocacy to the judiciary and legislatures towards understanding the impact of criminalising...
Themes: Petty Offences
Type: Report
Year: 2023
Special Rapporteur adequate housing
Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Listings
Year: 2023
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Incarceration is the response that States often impose on unwanted behaviours. In many countries, criminal law and prison are used to target those who have...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Collections   |   Testimonials   |   Flagship
Year: 2023
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Características Justiça para todos: Ação global para combater a discriminação e a desigualdade nos sistemas de justiça criminal: Em 25 de maio de 2023, a...
Themes: Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest
Year: 2023
Cape Declaration
The participants of the convening of the Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa between 27 and 29 September 2022 gathered...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Guidelines   |   Flagship
Year: 2023
Cape Declaration Summary
Below is a summarised version of the Cape Declaration that the participants of the convening of the Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status, drafted in...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements   |   Flagship
Year: 2023
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A report to the UN Expert Mechanism on Racial Justice and Law Enforcement on the intersection of racism, homelessness, and law enforcement in the U.S.
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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Partner IDPC’s Drug decriminalisation [e]Course is a free-to-access online learning course that is open to anyone interested in this important topic. When done properly, the...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Training Materials
Year: 2023
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From partner Prison Reform International: This discussion guide sets out findings from an exploratory study on Roma persons’ access to and experience of non-custodial sanctions...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Human Rights   |   Prisons
Type: Guidelines   |   Report
Year: 2023
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Prisons, often overcrowded and unsanitary, permanently affect the physical and mental health of prisoners. Prison Insider examines addictive disorders in prison and the treatment that...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Testimonials
Year: 2023
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Report from Amnesty International and Omega Foundation: Across the world peaceful protesters have faced waves of repression from police and military forces in deliberate attempts...
Themes: Activism   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Protests
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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Resources compiled by partner Harm Reduction International: 35 countries retain the death penalty for drugs, even though it is a violation of international law. Drug...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Guidelines   |   Report   |   Testimonials
Year: 2023
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Amnesty International: Today 62 countries across the world have laws that criminalize same–sex conduct, many of which trace their origins back to colonialism. Many of...
Themes: Human Rights
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2023
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PRI: Global Prison Trends 2023 is PRI’s annual flagship report, published with the Thailand Institute of Justice, examining key trends and challenges in prison systems worldwide....
Themes: Prisons
Type: Report
Year: 2023
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Our latest campaign digest is out now. With highlights from the campaign activities and partners updates, the latest digest provides an overview of what has...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest
Year: 2023
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On 4 December 2020, the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights (the Court) rendered a landmark Advisory Opinion on the consonance of the Vagrancy Laws with...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights
Type: Judgements   |   Submission/Statements   |   Flagship
Year: 2022
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A short video tailored to local populations, raising awareness about the ‘loitering’ law in use in Sierra Leone.
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Prisons   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Video
Year: 2022
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Abstract: Court-related fines and fees are widely levied on criminal defendants who are frequently poor and have little capacity to pay. Such financial obligations may...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2022
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Too often, in many countries, the criminal justice system is perceived to create significant obstacles to women’s access to justice despite the United Nations (UN)...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2022
CERD List of Themes Housing Homelessness 5-2022
List of Themes Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) For the United States Review
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2022
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Campaign partner, National Homelessness Law Center, collates helpful resources for combatting communities’ growing habit of criminalizing homelessness.
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Guidelines   |   Listings
Year: 2022
At a reasonable cost
A factsheet on using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to underpin advocacy around the right to adequate housing.
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2022
Non-discrimination and equality
A factsheet on a human rights approach to housing equality, outlining good practices and recommendations for the USA advocates.
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2022
2022.05.13_Informal Settlements fact sheet v.4
A factsheet on the right to housing and on the equality and affordability components of the right to housing, as well as tenant rights and...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2022
Findings on Petty Offences in Nigeria
Petty Offences are basically those offences that were created by colonial masters in attempt to have a strong hold on people and right to self-expression...
Themes: Petty Offences
Type: Report
Year: 2022
Digest-June-2022
Our latest campaign digest is out now. With highlights from the campaign actvities and campaign partners updates, the latest digest provides an overview of what...
Type: Digest
Year: 2022
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The report points to the ills of prolonged pre-trial detention and presents an analysis of statistical data on imprisonment trends as well as the legal...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Pre-trial Detention
Type: Guidelines   |   Report
Year: 2022
Amicus Brief Uganda
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Public Health
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2022
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Francophone members of the Campaign and other organisations kickstarted ther advocacy efforts with the Organisation de la Francophonie, with the launching of the Djerba Declaration...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Activism   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements   |   Flagship
Year: 2022
2022.8.03_Housing & Homelessness CERD Fact Sheet v.2_Page_1
For the U.S. review by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Miami Law Human Rights Clinic, National Homelessness Law Center, and...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Submission/Statements
Year: 2022
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The present guidelines complement and should be read in conjunction with the Committee’s general comment No. 5 (2017) on living independently and being included in...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Guidelines
Year: 2022
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This report highlights pressing issues in Nepal’s juvenile justice system. It reveals initial findings of a 2021 survey of 917 detained juveniles and includes case...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Fees and Fines   |   Prisons
Type: Report
Year: 2021
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Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2021
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Missed out on the latest updates from our partners? You can read the complete quarterly digest here: Digest – July to Dec 2021
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest
Year: 2021
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From WIEGO: This edition of Law and Informality Insights analyzes the implications for informal workers of the recent African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights’...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Public Health   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2021
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The quarterly newsletter for the campaign is now available here: Quarterly Digest: August 2021
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Cost of Exclusion   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Pre-trial Detention   |   Prisons   |   Protests   |   Torture   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest
Year: 2021
2021.06.03_Blake v. Grants Amicus Brief_FINAL
The University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic (“Clinic”), National Homelessness Law Center (“Law Center”), and Leilani Farha respectfully submit this brief as...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Courts Systems   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Judgements
Year: 2021
2022.05.13_Tenants' rights fact sheet v.5
Factsheet on the right to housing and on the equality and affordability components of the right to housing, as well as tenant rights and government...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
Call for Input
Purpose: To receive an overview on laws and regulations at national, federal state or local level that may still prohibit or sanction begging, staying, sleeping, easting...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Guidelines   |   Listings   |   Submission/Statements
Year: 2021
Decriminalising poverty in south africa
On 1 July 2021, the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), together with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), hosted a webinar to launch...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights
Type: Report
Year: 2021
Penal Code review Zambia
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)’s mission is to promote and advance human rights, democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice in Southern...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Policing   |   Prisons
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2021
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The seminar of experts is one of several activities organized by the Organization Against Torture in Tunisia as part of the pan-African campaign “Poverty is...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation
Type: Report
Year: 2021
Criminal Justice Disabilities Kenya Report
Access to justice has long seemed elusive for persons with various intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Kenya. The fear of a child with an intellectual or psychosocial...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Report
Year: 2021
Amicus Brief Uganda
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Courts Systems   |   Human Rights
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2021
The, better known as COVID-19, has triggered a worldwide pandemic which has also affected Nigeria. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was announced...
Themes: Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Report
Year: 2021
2022.03.22_RTHousing Factsheet (1)
Factsheet on the right to housing and on the equality and affordability components of the right to housing, as well as tenant rights and government...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
2021.06.07_Racial Justice and Depolicing Factsheet FINAL
The Black Lives Matter movement, along with homelessness advocates, have exposed how the criminal justice system fails to address homelessness and how it has disproportionately...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
2021.06.01_Women's Homelessness in the U.S. Factsheet_v.8
Factsheet on the right to housing and on the equality and affordability components of the right to housing, as well as, tenant rights and government...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Public Health   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
2021.06.04_LGBTQ Homelessness in the US Factsheet_v.7
Factsheet on the right to housing and on the equality and affordability components of the right to housing, as well as tenant rights and government...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
2020.10.09_Impact of COVID-19 on People Experiencing Homelessness
Factsheet on the right to housing and on the equality and affordability components of the right to housing, as well as tenant rights and government...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Public Health   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
SADCLA high level dialogue report
On behalf of the stakeholders present, the opening address was delivered by Mrs. Sashi Nchito who is a member of the SADC-LA Executive Committee. Sashi...
Themes: Petty Offences
Type: Report
Year: 2021
Right to Housing
A factsheet on the ‘Right to Housing’ produced by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law and the National Homelessness...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary
Year: 2021
Submission on Decriminalisation of Homelessness and Extreme poverty
Submitted to the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing & the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights by the Campaign to...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2021
Statement to Rapporteur on Prisons
The issues of arbitrary arrest, the impact on the poor of criminalisation and enforcement of minor offences, and of overcrowding levels in many African systems...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Public Health
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
Statement-response-Rapporteur-Prisons-Detention-Policing-in-Africa
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
Covid-19 and prisons in the commonwealth
Ensuring an effective response With the rising spread of the pandemic COVID-19 across the Commonwealth and globally, this document has been prepared by the Commonwealth...
Themes: Courts Systems   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Report
Year: 2020
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The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty’s resource clearinghouse Poverty and homelessness in the United States are largely outgrowths of institutionalized racism. Inequity in housing, education,...
Themes: Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Courts Systems   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Petty Offences   |   Policing   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Prisons   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Collections   |   Guidelines
Year: 2020
UPR-Housing and Homelessness in Miami-Dade County, Florida
Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America, Third Cycle, May 2020.
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
Submission to Cape Town
Proposed by-law amendments On 15 May 2020, ACJR made a submission dissuading the City of Cape Town from implementing a bill seeking to provide law-enforcement...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Policing
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
Legal overview of covid on justice in southern africa
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various countries in the Southern African region have put in place restrictions on gatherings, free movement, commerce and expression....
Themes: Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Report
Year: 2020
Submission to Western Cape Police ombudsman
Quality of victim support services and democratic policing Campaign partner, Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) provided a written representation to the Office of the Western...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Policing
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
APCOF Submission to SALRC
Campaign partern, the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) presented this submission to the Portfolio Committee on Police regarding policing practices in the enforcement of...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
ICJ-K Communique
The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) held the fifth in a series of webinars on the impact of Covid-19 on...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Public Health
Type: Report
Year: 2020
Coronavirus
Recommendations for urgent and systemic reform to prevent and address human rights violations of people in detention and serving sentences in the community, in the...
Themes: Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Report
Year: 2020
Checklist of Monitoring Prisons Internal
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) prepared these two documents to assist State prison departments, prison visitors and monitoring institutions in periodic monitoring of prisons and...
Themes: Public Health   |   Prisons
Year: 2020
Joint letter cover
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
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For centuries, and across the world, penal laws have been used to regulate urban spaces, with a cruel focus on relegating poor and marginalized groups...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Journal Article   |   Flagship
Year: 2020
Pan African Reparation Perspectives
Themes: Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Public Health   |   Prisons
Type: Digest   |   Journal Article
Year: 2020
Petty Offenses Symposium Special Issue
In September 2019, the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law hosted a symposium on challenging petty offenses that criminalize poverty, marginalization,...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Digest   |   Journal Article
Year: 2020
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Across the world, vagrancy offenses criminalize vaguely defined, heterogeneous forms of misconduct loosely associated with idleness. A court attempting to apply such laws has noted...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Journal Article   |   Flagship
Year: 2020
APCOF Submission to SALRC
Our submission highlights problematic municipal by-laws that have the effect of criminalising urban poverty, and entrenching discrimination and social-economic marginalisation. These laws are relevant to...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
Submission to Cape Town 2
We welcome the opportunity to provide comments on the City of Cape Town’s proposed amendments to the Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Submission/Statements
Year: 2020
Courts and petty offences
Detention is not the appropriate sanction for the contravention of petty laws. This fact sheet provides an overview of non-custodial sanctions or orders a court...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Courts Systems
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Flagship
Year: 2020
Model Police Law
The Pan African Parliament (PAP) approved a model law intended to transform the Police services in Africa from what they termed as oppressive to one...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing   |   Prisons
Type: Guidelines   |   Training Materials   |   Flagship
Year: 2019
APCOF Newsletter April 2019
Themes: Petty Offences
Type: Digest
Year: 2019
HOUSING-NOT-HANDCUFFS-2019-FINAL
Housing is a human right. While three-quarters of Americans agree that housing is a human right, and an increasing number of elected officials are addressing...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2019
Petty Offenses Symposium
Petty Offenses Symposium Report Throughout the globe, petty offenses, such as loitering laws, are used to exert social control. They criminalize poverty, increase marginalization, and...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Policing   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2019
When poverty law strikes
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Human Rights   |   Policing
Type: News Article
Year: 2019
Prosecutors and petty offences
This factsheet highlighted alternative options that a prosecutor can agree to with regard to petty offences. The factsheet advocates that diversion options embedded in the...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Policing
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Flagship
Year: 2019
Police and petty offences
Alternatives to arrest and detention Petty offences are generally minor, non-violent and victimless. Interventions by the criminal justice system should always be kept to the...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Alternatives to Criminalisation   |   Fees and Fines   |   Policing
Type: Briefing/Factsheet/Summary   |   Flagship
Year: 2019
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The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s summary judgment in an action brought by six current or formerly homeless City...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Courts Systems   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Judgements
Year: 2018
Decriminalisation-of-petty-offences-pdf
The criminal justice system in many African countries is characterized by widespread criminalization and punishment of petty offenses through arbitrary arrests which provides a basis...
Themes: Petty Offences
Type: Guidelines   |   Flagship
Year: 2018
Policing of Sex Workers South Africa
A Research Report on the Human Rights Challenges across two South African provinces Within a context where gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic, sex workers in...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Policing
Type: Report
Year: 2017
Punished for being poor
Evidence and Arguments for the Decriminalisation and Declassification of Petty Offences The Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Accelerating Prison and Penal Reform in...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   Fees and Fines   |   Human Rights   |   Policing
Type: Report   |   Flagship
Year: 2015
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Criminalising and penalising homeless people for carrying out life-sustaining activities in public because there is nowhere to go is a problem across the EU. Policies...
Themes: #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Report
Year: 2013
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Housing Rights Watch and FEANTSA have been working  on the issues of criminalisation of homelessness since 2012.  In 2012 we launched and ran a campaign to raise awareness...
Themes: Petty Offences   |   #PoorNotGuilty   |   Human Rights   |   Use of Public Spaces
Type: Collections   |   Report
Year: 2012
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The Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status is a coalition of organisations from across the world that advocate for the repeal of laws that target people based on poverty, status or for their activism.

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