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
  • Fact Sheet 22: Arrest without a warrant in Zambia: Law reform to prevent arbitrary arrest
    This fact sheet deals with arrest without a warrant in Zambia. It highlights the ...
    Feb 06, 2020
  • Fact Sheet 23: Arrest without a warrant in Mozambique: Law reform to prevent arbitrary arrest
    This factsheet deals with the power to arrest without a warrant in Mozambique. A ...
    Oct 25, 2019
  • Powers of arrest curtailed by Constitutional Council of Mozambique – the impact of the 2013 decision
    This report assesses the consequences of the 2013-decision of the Constitutional ...
    Oct 04, 2019
  • Fact Sheet 20: The role of prosecutors in dealing with petty offences
    This fact sheet addresses the role that prosecutors can play in dealing with off ...
    Oct 02, 2019
  • 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 &…
    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!
    Nov 08, 2019 05:55 PM
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