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
  • Kenya DPP issues directive on touting
    The Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) in Kenya on 12 March 2019 issued practi ...
    Mar 12, 2019
  • Mozambique civil society campaigns for prisoners' right to vote
    On 20 February 2019 a group of non-governmental organisations submitted a reques ...
    Feb 20, 2019
  • 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
  • ACJR Publications
  • Liberty not the only loss - The Socio-Economic Impact of Remand Detention in the Western Cape
    The evidence in this study suggests that the criminal procedural system metes ou ...
    May 28, 2019
  • Fact Sheet 17: The right of prisoners to vote in Africa
    This fact-sheet provides a brief update on the right of prisoners to vote in Af ...
    May 13, 2019
  • 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
  • Events
  • The socio-economic impact of remand detention in the Western Cape: Report launch
    28 May 2019: The aim of this study was to investigate the socio-economic impact ...
    Mar 12, 2019
  • Africa and Asia Civil Society Workshop on the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2019
    27-29 March 2019: The objectives of the workshop include the following: 1. To pr ...
    Mar 13, 2019
  • Mozambique Workshop on Democratic Policing
    27-28 March 2019: In partnership with Reformar, ACJR will be conducting worksho ...
    Mar 14, 2019
  • Multimedia
    ACJR on Twitter
    ACJReform : RT @DetentionJForum: Brilliant report - important information - definitely worth reading! https://t.co/PILDXvDbtx
    Jun 20, 2019 10:33 AM
    ACJReform : RT @DetentionJForum: NB stats from #JICS quarterly report (Jan-Mar '19) on SA #prisons: * 27 unnatural deaths * 195 complaints - 76 were as…
    Jun 20, 2019 10:32 AM
    ACJReform : RT @SonkeTogether: #prisons operate largely outside of the public eye and are difficult to access. This is why independent prison oversight…
    Jun 06, 2019 11:33 AM
    ACJReform : RT @SonkeTogether: Sonke and @LHR_SA are in court today to demand an independent JICS because: regular monitoring acts as a prevention of #…
    Jun 06, 2019 11:32 AM
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