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GFSA and APCOF would like to invite you to a briefing, to share perspective and engage in a dialogue on enhancing engagement in upcoming policy developments including the White Paper on Policing and the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, with a particular emphasis on how these processes can strengthen gun violence prevention efforts.
The briefing will focus on:
- exploring key areas that should be addressed in these policy and legislative developments that can contribute to reducing gun violence in our society
- analysing the key themes across the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, and how the proposed amendments contribute (or not) to effective gun control
- ensuring that there is much greater participation by civil society organisation in the next round of consultatiob on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill, allowing for more diversity and different voices in support of strengthening South Africa's national gun law
- discussing strategies to mobilise community voices, in particular the voices, in particular the voices of those most affected by gun violence.
DATE: Tuesday 21 July 2015
TIME: 2pm tp 5pm
WHERE: Central Methodist Mission
Burg Street/ Church Street arcade
We would value your input and hope that you or a representatives from your organisation will be able to attend. Please RSVP to Adele Kirsten at GFSA by close of business on Tuesday 7th July.
For the report please follow the link:
APCOF was pleased to be part of the official launch of the Guidelines on Conditions of Arrest, Police Custody and Pre Trial Detention (the Luanda Guidelines), held during the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Banjul, The Gambia in April 2015.
For more information please follow the link:
APCOF's response to the report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention, Hon. Commissioner Med S.K. Kaggwa.
For the response please follow the link: http://www.apcof.org/files/5850_Statement56th_Ordinary_SessionKaggwa.pdf
APCOF's response to the report of the Chairperson of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa, Commissioner Mute.
For the response please follow the link: