The socio-economic impact of remand detention in the Western Cape: Report launch
May 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Spin Street, Cape Town
Author: Jean
Published: Mar 12, 2019

28 May 2019: The aim of this study was to investigate the socio-economic impact of remand detention on accused persons and their families and dependents. The evidence in this study suggests that the criminal procedural system metes out a disproportionate “punishment” in the form of infringement of the socio-economic rights of the families of detainees, regardless of guilt or innocence.

Kenya Workshop on Democratic Policing
May 15, 2019
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 01, 2019

15 May 2019: ACJR will be conducting a workshop with police and other stakeholders on democratic policing, in Nairobi.

Africa and Asia Civil Society Workshop on the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2019
Mar 27, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019 Johannesburg
Author: Jean
Published: Mar 13, 2019

27-29 March 2019: The objectives of the workshop include the following: 1. To provide information and data on SDG 16.3 (access to justice) and the HLPF scheduled to take place in July 2019. 2. To develop strategies with a view to ensuring the visibility and active participation of civil society groups from Africa during the HLPF in July 2019. 3. To build capacity of civil society groups in Africa to understand and engage with the Voluntary National Review process. 4. To allow for cross-fertilisation of knowledge and ideas on access to justice between civil society groups in Africa and other regions, particularly from countries such as Indonesia and Mongolia.

Mozambique Workshop on Democratic Policing
Mar 27, 2019 to Mar 28, 2019 Maputo
Author: Jean
Published: Mar 14, 2019

27-28 March 2019: In partnership with Reformar, ACJR will be conducting workshop with police and other stakeholders on the nine dimensions for democratic policing in Maputo.

Regional Conference on the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences
Oct 03, 2018 to Oct 04, 2018 Accra, Ghana
Author: Jean
Published: Oct 02, 2018

3-4 October 2018: In Accra, Ghana, 15 civil society organisations and five National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) meet to develop sub-regional strategies to ensure the dissemination and implementation of the African Commission’s Principles on the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences in Africa, and to strengthen collaboration between the ACHPR, NHRIs and civil society organisations.

Enhancing the Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences: Project Inception Training
Sep 19, 2018 to Sep 20, 2018 Johannesburg
Author: Jean
Published: Sep 10, 2018

19-20 September 2018: The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions hosts this project inception training which will involved an Introduction to NANHRIs Project and the Principles; Validation of NANHRI’s Baseline Assessment Report: Enhancing the Role of NHRIs in the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences; Presentation of a Basic Scorecard to be utilized by NHRIs; and a Prison Visit.

Round Table on Prisoners on Remand
Jul 25, 2018 Cape Town
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 24, 2018

25 July: The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (South Africa) hosts a round table discussion on prisoners on remand. The programme includes an Introduction (Fr Peter-John Pearson, Director CPLO) and a short movie clip on Conditions in Pollsmoor, followed by Prof Lukas Muntingh (Project Head, African Criminal Justice Reform), Ms Jacquline Hoorn (Regional Manager, NICRO Western Cape), and Fr Mathai Babychan (Chaplain, Prison Care and Support Network).

South African Human Rights Commission Dialogue
Dec 03, 2021 Southern Sun Hotel OR Tambo, Johannesburg
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 23, 2018

23 July: Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (OPCAT) and the Establishment of a National Preventative Mechanism (NPM)

Encontro de Reflexão sobre o impacto do Acordão 4/CC/2013 de 17 de Setembro
Jul 06, 2018
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 04, 2018

6 Julho: Research for Mozambique em parceria com a Procuradoria-Geral da República realizam um encontro de reflexão sobre o impacto do Acórdão nr. 04/CC72013, 17 de Setembro, para aferir o grau da sua implementação pelo Ministério Público, pelo judicial, para Polícia da República de Moçambique pelo Serviço Nacional de Investigação Criminal.

Submission on IPID Bill to South African Parliament
Jun 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Parliament, Cape Town
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 29, 2018

28 June: Submission on a bill to amend legislation governing the Independent Policing Investigative Directorate (IPID) in South Africa. The submission includes a recommendation that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) be required to give reasons for their decisions not to prosecute cases referred to them by IPID.

Training with Mozambican civil society
Jun 25, 2018 to Jun 28, 2018
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 13, 2018

25-28 June: Mozambicans working in the criminal justice sector to be trained by ACJR on methodologies of human rights research and reporting.

Criminal Justice Symposium on Sentencing and Bail in South Africa
Jun 22, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM 6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 13, 2018

22 June: Speakers: Justice Edwin Cameron, Venessa Padayachee, Thulani Ndlovu, Jean Redpath. The roundtable will kick off with a panel discussion among the speakers and be followed by questions and response from attendees.

ACJR Researchers participate in Civilian Secretariat Reference Group
Jun 06, 2018 Pretoria
Author: Jean
Published: May 23, 2018

ACJR has been invited to participate in the research reference group of South Africa's Civilian Secretariat on Police Services. The inaugural meeting in which the terms of reference will be finalised takes place in June.

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).

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