Events

Training with Malawi's Paralegal Advisory Services Institute (PASI)
May 28, 2018 to Jun 01, 2018 University of the Western Cape
Author: Jean
Published: May 23, 2018

Senior leadership of Malawi's groundbreaking paralegal organisation to enjoy training by ACJR on corporate governance, project management, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and legal research.

Skills Transfer Training with the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service
May 09, 2018 to May 11, 2018 University of the Western Cape
Author: Kristen
Published: May 08, 2018

Pursuant to research conducted by ACJR on the state of democratic policing commissioned by the Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service (CSPS) of South Africa, ACJR will be conducting skills transfer training with members of the CSPS.

Continental Conference on Access to Justice for Children in Africa
May 08, 2018 to May 10, 2018 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Author: Kristen
Published: May 08, 2018

ACJR will participate in a panel discussion on Criminalisation of Poverty: Vagrancy and Related Laws and their Impact on Children’s Access to Justice at the Continental Conference on Access to Justice in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Western Cape Community Court Evaluation Workshop
Mar 09, 2018 Cape Town
Author: Jean
Published: Feb 26, 2018

ACJR's final Community Courts Evaluation report was completed on 17 August 2017. The report was tabled at the Provincial Development Committee meeting on the 28 November 2017 where it was resolved that the report be workshopped.

Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO) draft report consultation
Feb 27, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Cape Town
Author: Jean
Published: Feb 26, 2018

A draft report on data trends relating to the office of the WCPO was submitted on 25 January 2018. This is a consultative meeting with WCPO staff to discuss the findings of the report.

Seminar on the ratification of OPCAT
Nov 23, 2017 to Nov 24, 2017 Pretoria
Author: Jean
Published: Feb 26, 2018

Organised by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT).

Workshop on the prevention of torture
Oct 10, 2017 to Oct 11, 2017 Maputo
Author: Safeeya
Published: Oct 09, 2017

The Legal Training Centre is hosting a workshop on the prevention of torture in Mozambique, in collaboration with REFORMAR - Research for Mozambique and ACJR.

Access to Justice Conference
Aug 23, 2017 to Aug 24, 2017 Lusaka
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 30, 2017

The conference, under the auspices of the Access to Justice component of the Ministry of Justice of Zambia, is funded by GTZ and the EU, and seeks to spearhead reforms in Zambia.

Pan African Lawyers' Union Conference
Jul 05, 2017 to Jul 08, 2017 Durban
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 30, 2017

PALU's 8th Annual Conference, the leading platform for African lawyers, bringing together distinguished Lawyers and Lawyers' Associations as well as Law firms, Human Rights and Good Governance Professionals.

Report Launch: Socio-economic impact of pre-trial detention in Zambia
Jun 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Golfview Hotel, Lusaka
Author: Jean
Published: Mar 27, 2017

This report seeks to show that the deprivation of liberty by the state in the attempt to maintain “law and order” has a clear and measureable socio-economic impact on individuals and their dependents which is frequently disproportionate. States which seek to maximise development should minimise the conditions under which deprivation of liberty is lawful, and seek to reduce the total number of instances of deprivation of liberty, as well as their duration. The excessive use, frequently for minor offences and for extended periods, of pre-trial detention has negative consequences and is counter-developmental. This report measures and describes these negative consequences. In Zambia, it was found that such detention may permanently sever family relations.

Training: Constitutionality and Bail
Jun 07, 2017 Legal and Judicial Training Centre, Maputo
Author: Jean
Published: May 04, 2017

The morning session will be devoted to a discussion on the harmonisation of penal and correctional law with Mozambique's Constitution. The afternoon session will explore legal provisions relating to release from detention before trial ("bail").

Report Launch: Socio-economic impact of pre-trial detention in Mozambique
Jun 06, 2017 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo
Author: Jean
Published: May 04, 2017

This report seeks to show that the deprivation of liberty by the state in the attempt to maintain “law and order” has a clear and measureable socio-economic impact on individuals and their dependents which is frequently disproportionate. States which seek to maximise development should minimise the conditions under which deprivation of liberty is lawful, and seek to reduce the total number of instances of deprivation of liberty, as well as their duration. The excessive use, frequently for minor offences and for extended periods, of pre-trial detention has negative consequences and is counter-developmental. This report measures and describes these negative consequences. In Mozambique, it was found that the majority of detainees are of prime income-earning age and their families are highly reliant on their income. Their continued incarceration in many cases more than halves the family income and places additional economic and social burdens on the family, including the cost and burden of visiting the detainee for extended periods.

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