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
  • South Africa's High Court orders state to ensure police and soldiers act within the law under Disaster Management Act regulations
    On 10 April 2020, Mr Collins Khosa was brutalised, tortured and murdered in his ...
    May 15, 2020
  • Prisons, overcrowding and preventing Covid-19 transmission
    Over 163,000 people are in correctional facilities in South Africa. Outbreaks of ...
    Apr 30, 2020
  • 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
  • ACJR Publications
  • COVID-19 and Petty Offences in West Africa Webinar
    Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) will facilitate a webinar discussion on CO ...
    Jun 02, 2020
  • Fact Sheet 17: The right of prisoners to vote in Africa (Updated)
    This fact-sheet provides a brief update on the right of prisoners to vote in Af ...
    Jun 01, 2020
  • Infosheet 3: COVID-19 and the defence force - Powers and functions (15 May 2020)
    This Infosheet deals with the deployment of the South African National Defence F ...
    May 15, 2020
  • Infosheet 1: COVID-19 Alert Level 4 - The operation of courts, police & correctional services (Updated 15 May 2020)
    Updated Infosheet 1 on the criminal justice system following recent regulations ...
    May 15, 2020
  • Events
  • Alcohol and South Africa's drop in Crime
    12 May 2020: ACJR's Jean Redpath was a discussant in a seminar hosted by the Ins ...
    May 15, 2020
  • South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority Internal Meeting with Senior Managers
    9 March 2020: ACJR's Jean Redpath presented at an internal consultation session ...
    May 15, 2020
  • 'Policing, Safety and Marginalization'
    11 December 2019: ACJR researcher Janelle Mangwanda presented at a roundtable me ...
    Jan 30, 2020
  • 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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