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
  • 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
  • Multimedia
    ACJR on Twitter
    ACJReform : @SonkeTogether National Prisoner Coordinator Zia Wasserman raises address’s questions to the #NPM panel i.r.o judic… https://t.co/PSwsKtNif3
    Jul 18, 2019 12:03 PM
    ACJReform : @APCOF Chumile Sali discusses CSO involvement in #NPM and highlights @APCOF piloting the lay visitors scheme for po… https://t.co/PHO3RN7ymV
    Jul 18, 2019 11:50 AM
    ACJReform : @UPChildLaw Zita Hansungule addresses monitoring gaps on child and youth care centres in SA #NPM @SAHRCommissionhttps://t.co/07qqkE1Vce
    Jul 18, 2019 11:43 AM
    ACJReform : RT @NANHRI40: NANHRI incountry workhop on decriminalisation of petty offences kicks off in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The meeting will develo…
    Jul 18, 2019 11:17 AM
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