Investigates to which extent the Mauritius government programmes and policies address the need for reform and reintegration of juvenile detainees.
The specific objectives of the author are: a) To layout the normative content of both the international and regional legal framework on the reform and reintegration of juvenile detainees. b) To establish to what extent the government of Mauritius has adopted and implemented legislation, policies and practical programmes in the Juvenile Justice System (JJS) that are in conformity with the international principles on JJS and secure successful rehabilitation and reintegration of juveniles in detention. c) To identify the challenges faced by stakeholders in implementing the relevant programmes and d) To suggest steps that can be taken by both Mauritius and other African governments to transform the JJS to guarantee rehabilitation and reintegration of juveniles.
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of Pramod Bissessur, Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa))--University of Pretoria, 2009.