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South Africa Bail FAQs

This webpage by the South African government provides information for beginners on what bail is and how to apply for it. It’s a good place to start your research if you’re in South Africa.

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Article: Possibly unconstitutional? The insistence on verification of address in bail hearings

The article analyses and presents a critical review of the bail regime in South Africa.

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Report: Pre-Trial Detention and its Over-Use

This report presents research on the use of pre-trial imprisonment in ten contrasting jurisdictions: Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, the United States of America, India, Thailand, England & Wales, Hungary, the Netherlands and Australia. A key objective of the research is to learn from disparities in the use of pre-trial imprisonment across the ten countries and […]

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Judicial Review in South Africa

This academic article outlines the judicial review process in South Africa.

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Qualified Immunity and Policing in the UK

In some countries, such as the USA, police are protected from civil claims through a doctrine called “qualified immunity”. This doctrine protects police unless they have acted incompetently and knowingly acted unlawfully. This can make it very difficult to bring successful civil claims. However, in many countries, such as the UK, police are no longer immune […]

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Qualified Immunity of Police in the USA

In some countries, such as the USA, police are protected from civil claims through a doctrine called “qualified immunity”. This doctrine protects police unless they have acted incompetently and knowingly acted unlawfully. This can make it very difficult to bring successful civil claims. This VOX article outlines how the concept works in the USA and […]

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