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
  • Equality Court finds unfair discrimination in policing allocation
    The Equality Court sitting in Cape Town has made a declaration of unfair discrim ...
    Dec 14, 2018
  • Communique: Regional Conference on the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences in Africa, Accra, Ghana, 3-4 October 2018
    Across Africa, many people, especially the poor and other disadvantaged groups, ...
    Oct 18, 2018
  • Communique: Poverty is not a crime: Campaign on the Decriminalisation and Declassification of Petty Offences in Africa
    It remains the case that too many people, especially the poor and other disadvan ...
    Jul 02, 2018
  • ACJR Publications
  • Fact Sheet 12: The independence and structure of the prosecuting authority
    This factsheet maps the history and structure of the prosecution authority befor ...
    Feb 19, 2019
  • Fact Sheet 14: Visible policing: Clarifying concepts and expectations
    This fact sheet unpacks the idea of visible policing in South Africa. In so doin ...
    Feb 19, 2019
  • Fact Sheet 9: Failing to discipline in SAPS
    This fact sheet looks at accountability in SAPS by firstly outlining the account ...
    Feb 19, 2019
  • Discussion Document: NPA Accountability, trust and public interest
    This discussion document deals with three key concepts associated with the Natio ...
    Feb 19, 2019
  • Events
  • Regional Conference on the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences
    3-4 October 2018: In Accra, Ghana, 15 civil society organisations and five Natio ...
    Oct 02, 2018
  • Enhancing the Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences: Project Inception Training
    19-20 September 2018: The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions ...
    Sep 10, 2018
  • Launch of report on Children in Conflict with the law in Mozambique
    10 August: The report, by ACJR and CESAB, launches at the Attorney-General's off ...
    Aug 10, 2018
  • Multimedia
    ACJR on Twitter
    ACJReform : RT @GermanyUNVienna: These countries constitute the Group of Friends of the #NelsonMandela Rules on minimum standards for the treatment of…
    Feb 08, 2019 02:38 PM
    ACJReform : RT @DetentionJForum: 'The measure of a country is how it treats its prisoners. The U.S. is failing' https://t.co/pE2JrSyThS
    Feb 08, 2019 02:28 PM
    ACJReform : RT @S_Wright_Crim: Our evaluation has been reported in The Guardian today. Majority of women prisoners in the study had experienced domesti…
    Feb 08, 2019 02:28 PM
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    Nov 19, 2018 02:01 PM
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