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
  • 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
  • Fact Sheet 9: Failing to discipline in SAPS
    This fact sheet looks at accountability in SAPS by firstly outlining the account ...
    Feb 19, 2019
  • Events
  • The socio-economic impact of remand detention in the Western Cape: Report launch
    4 April 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
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    ACJReform : RT @SonkeTogether: #PrisonersRights It has now been two-and-a-half years since the High Court ordered #Pollsmoor Remand to reduce its numbe…
    May 22, 2019 07:29 PM
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