ACJR engages in high quality legal and empirical research, advocacy and empowerment which supports criminal justice reform in Africa. ACJR is a project of the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape.
Latest News
  • PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the Decriminalisation of Petty By-Laws Campaign in South Africa
    Today, World Homeless Day, marks the official launch of a civil society campaign ...
    Oct 10, 2019
  • Rwanda scraps over 1000 colonial-era laws
    The New Times reports that The Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye, told the ...
    Sep 27, 2019
  • Kenya DPP issues directive on touting
    The Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) in Kenya on 12 March 2019 issued practi ...
    Mar 12, 2019
  • ACJR Publications
  • ACJR INFO SHEET 2: The COVID-19 lock-down simplified
    The regulations for the 21-day lock-down starting on midnight 26 March 2020 are ...
    Mar 26, 2020
  • ACJR INFO SHEET 1: The operation of courts, police and correctional services during COVID-19 lock-down
    This information sheet sets out the provisions per regulation concerning the fun ...
    Mar 26, 2020
  • Resources on South African Criminal Justice System: Prisons
    Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) has produced research on the South African ...
    Mar 11, 2020
  • Resources on South African Criminal Justice System: National Prosecuting Authority
    Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) has produced research on the South African ...
    Mar 11, 2020
  • Events
  • 'Policing, Safety and Marginalization'
    11 December 2019: ACJR researcher Janelle Mangwanda presented at a roundtable me ...
    Jan 30, 2020
  • Consultative meeting: Assessing the prospects for the decriminalisation and declassification of petty offences in Africa
    04 December 2019: Representatives from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda ...
    Dec 04, 2019
  • South Africa: Round Table Discussion: Appointing the leadership of the NPA
    20 November 2019: Hosted by the Dullah Omar Institute (DOI) and Public Affairs R ...
    Oct 09, 2019
  • Multimedia
    ACJR on Twitter
    ACJReform : @pettyoffences partner in Uganda-Human Rights Awareness & Promotion Forum hosted a retreat to develop a strategy &… https://t.co/fG8G5Vcblo
    Nov 21, 2019 04:22 PM
    ACJReform : RT @tmorello: Viva Las Vegas! On Weds. the City Council will vote on a measure criminalizing homelessness by punishing the poor for sitting…
    Nov 21, 2019 04:09 PM
    ACJReform : RT @Follow_SALC: SALC's partners, Disability Rights Watch and MHUNZA (the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia) are hosting a stakeholder…
    Nov 08, 2019 05:55 PM
    ACJReform : RT @JustDetentionSA: [REMINDER] Happening today and tomorrow👇 See you there! https://t.co/HEZ1XCg8S9
    Nov 08, 2019 05:55 PM
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