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UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners

UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners

The United Nations has launched revised guidelines on the treatment of prisoners worldwide, to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity. Named after Madiba, the Nelson Mandela Rules outline the rights of prisoners and act as a blueprint for the protection of prisoner rights.
Mandela Rules adopted for prisoners

Mandela Rules adopted for prisoners

Named to honour Mandela's legacy, they update the UN's rules on the treatment of prisoners, and protect prisoners from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - they "probably represent one of the most significant human rights advances in recent years".

Cape Flats gang film an Oscar contender

A Cape ganglands coming-of-age thriller 'Four Corners', directed by South African director Ian Gabriel, is being touted as a serious contender in the best foreign language category for the 2014 Oscars. Filmed on the Cape Flats using members of the community as well as professional actors, the film has been selected as the official South African submission at the 86th Academy Awards.

The story of Mandela's warders

The story of Mandela’s warders

During over 27 years of incarceration in apartheid prisons, Nelson Mandela formed relationships not only with his fellow prisoners, but also with those who kept him behind bars: his warders. A new publication tells the story of these relationships.

Changed prisoners inspire kids

Three Johannesburg prisoners who openly admit to have made wrong decisions earlier in life are now dedicated to inspiring school children to live a crime –free life.

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