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Human Rights Day Conference

Exploring sentencing challenges, co-operative governance and the role of civil society

The conference, taking place on Human Rights Day, seeks to unpack the value of restorative justice in providing a basis for alternatives to prison. Experts explore alternative sentencing modells that focus on rehabilitation and reintegration.

Details

Human Rights Day Conference

Exploring sentencing challenges, co-operative governance and the role of civil society

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, 21 March 2006

08:30Registration

09:00Word of Welcome

Prof Francois Venter (NWU-Potchefstroom) and the KAS

09:05Keynote address

Judge President Mogoeng

09:25Challenges in considering an appropriate sentence

Judge E Bertelsmann (TPD)

09:55Discussion

10:05The importance of co-operative governance and the meaning of

‘separation of powers’ in sentencing by the judiciary_

Prof SS Terblanche (UNISA)

10:35Discussion

10:45Tea

11:00Challenges experienced by Department Correctional Services

Mr Daniel Machinini (Department Correctional Services)

11:30Discussion

11:40The value of restorative justice in providing a basis

for alternatives to prison, with reference to some role-players

required for implementation

Mr Mike Batley (Restorative Justice Centre)

12:10Discussion

12:20First Strike: Making the connection

Mr Dave Thorpe (National Council of SPCAs)

12:50Discussion

13:00Lunch

14:00Ecological Criminology and victomology: An Eco-humanities

perspective on criminal justice and human animal interaction

Mr Gerhard Swanepoel (The Criminalogical Research Centre for Wildlife and Ecological

Crime)

14:30Discussion

14:40Teaching Empathy through animal-assisted therapy

Dr Magdie van Heerden (Private Practitioner)

15:10Discussion

15:20Closure

Association of Regional Magistrates

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Venue

North-West-University, Potchefstroom Campus