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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ACJR Publications
  • 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 21: The role of the court in dealing with petty offences
    This fact sheet addresses alternative ways in which offenders of minor crimes ca ...
    Oct 02, 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
  • Malawi Workshop on Democratic Policing
    23 July 2019: ACJR will be conducting a workshop with police and other stakehold ...
    Jul 03, 2019
  • South Africa: State Capture, Accountability and the Media
    9 July 2019: ACJR and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) are co-hosting a ...
    Jul 02, 2019
  • Zambia Workshop on Democratic Policing
    27-28 June 2019: ACJR will be conducting a workshop with police and other stakeh ...
    Jul 02, 2019
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    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
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    Nov 08, 2019 05:55 PM
    ACJReform : RT @JustDetentionSA: Check out JDI’s recent Action Update newsletter! In this issue, you’ll read about the importance of survivors’ voices…
    Nov 05, 2019 08:34 PM
    ACJReform : RT @georgesoros: Open society must be tested in order for it to survive. While democracy and human rights may have enemies, the people are…
    Nov 05, 2019 08:07 AM
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