Paralegals need formal recognition in Africa
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 11, 2017

A regional conference held in Malawi, the birthplace of paralegalism, called upon states to recognise and support the key role played by paralegals in the criminal justice system. The conference proceedings were facilitated by ACJR researcher Jean Redpath.

Zambia seeks to address congestion in correctional facilities
Author: Safeeya
Published: Oct 23, 2017

Zambia's average prison population was 21,000 against a holding capacity of only 8,500 in 2016. A symposium in which ACJR participated resulted in the establishment of technical working groups to address key aspects of the problem.

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution
Author: Safeeya
Published: Oct 10, 2017

Proper file and data management is among the calls made to states in this resolution. Proper data collection is a key ACJR interest.

Conference addresses Discriminatory Petty Offences in Africa
Author: Kristen
Published: Jul 13, 2017

ACJR participated in the 8th Annual Conference of the Pan African Lawyers Union Seminar focusing on Initiatives for the Decriminalisation and Declassification of Petty Offences in Africa held in Durban, South Africa from 5 – 8 July 2017.

ACJR collaborates with Mozambican NGOs
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 08, 2017

Lukas Muntingh and Jean Redpath shared experiences of measuring performance and proposal writing with a range of Mozambican NGO's.

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