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
  • 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
  • Launch of the South African campaign on decriminalisation and declassification of petty by-laws
    10 October 2019: ACJR together with other Civil Society Organizations launched t ...
    Oct 08, 2019
  • Malawi Workshop on Democratic Policing
    23 July 2019: ACJR will be conducting a workshop with police and other stakehold ...
    Jul 03, 2019
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    Nov 21, 2019 04:09 PM
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    Nov 08, 2019 05:55 PM
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    Nov 08, 2019 05:55 PM
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