Webinar: The NPA that we want, 17 October 2022
Oct 17, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Zoom Meeting
Author: Crystal
Published: Oct 10, 2022

Under the current National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) four core values were articulated, being professionalism, independence, accountability and credibility. What do any of these values look like in practice and how will we know when we see it?

EVENT: Decriminalisation of Status and Activism Conference from [27-29 September 2022]
Sep 27, 2022 08:00 AM to Sep 29, 2022 04:00 PM Stellenbosch
Author: Crystal
Published: Sep 23, 2022

The annual convening of the Global Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status, of which Africa Criminal Justice Reform is a member will be held from 27 – 29 September 2022 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The conference will take on the theme: ‘Decriminalising Status and Activism’.

Webinar Series: Key issues in the NPA - Are we understanding the problem correctly?
Mar 15, 2022 10:00 AM to Mar 18, 2022 11:30 AM Zoom Meeting
Author: Crystal
Published: Mar 11, 2022

In a series of five Issue Papers, Lukas Muntingh and Jean Redpath take a few steps back and ask whether we are indeed problematising the correct issues and, if so, are we problematising the issue in a manner that will restore trust and thus legitimacy in the NPA. From this position we can also examine our current and future expectations of the NPA.

Criminal justice, human rights and COVID-19 - a comparative study of measures taken in five African countries: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia
Oct 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Zoom Meeting
Author: Crystal
Published: Oct 08, 2021

Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) has produced a compendium of reports on the COVID-19 measures taken in five African countries, namely; Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. Please join ACJR for a 90-minute webinar to release the main findings.

Prosecution Priorities: Selecting for success or prosecuting for impact?
Sep 22, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Zoom Meeting
Author: Crystal
Published: Sep 15, 2021

This webinar is based on a paper which seeks to understand why that might be the case and proposes a process and a logic for developing prosecution priorities which may change this result and improve the impact of prosecutions.

Julius Osega Memorial Lecture 2021
Jul 16, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Zoom
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 07, 2021

16 July 2021: The Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, cordially invite you to the Julius Osega Memorial Lecture 2021:

The one-year ‘unwanted anniversary’ of COVID-19 restrictions: Reviewing the 2020 lockdown
Jun 03, 2023 11:00 PM to Jun 04, 2023 12:00 AM
Author: Jean
Published: Mar 19, 2021

26 March 2021: This webinar reviews the imposition of a “hard” lockdown on 26 March 2020 by the South African government. It forms part of a series on the "unwanted anniversary" from the various units of the Dullah Omar Institute. This webinar focuses on the balancing of rights and the use of the criminal justice system in imposing restrictions in South Africa.

Prisoners’ right to vote in Africa
Nov 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Author: Jean
Published: Nov 08, 2020

19 November 2020: This webinar will reflect on the state of play concerning prisoners’ right to vote in Africa and also cast a light on near-future elections, such as in Uganda and Zambia scheduled for 2021.

Recommendations for reform of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority
Nov 03, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Author: Jean
Published: Oct 26, 2020

03 November 2020: ACJR has distilled some proposed key areas of reform which are likely to have multiplier-benefit while maintaining a balance between benefit and achievability; the authors will discuss and seek comment from participants on these recommendations for reform in this webinar.

Democratic Policing – a conceptual framework to make this happen
Oct 28, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Author: Jean
Published: Oct 21, 2020

28 October 2020: Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) and the Civilian Secretariat for Police Services are hosting a webinar on 28 October 2020 on democratic policing and what this means for South Africa.

Western Cape Provincial Police Ombudsman 2019/2020 Annual Performance Report
Aug 12, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 31, 2020

12 August 2020: Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) is hosting a discussion with the Western Cape Provincial Police Ombudsman, Johan Brand, regarding his office’s 2019/20 Annual Performance Report. The Western Cape is the only province in South Africa with a Police Ombudsman and thus presents a unique opportunity to explore this institution.

II Seminário Formativo sobre Direitos Humanos aplicados à Justiça Criminal na Província de Sofala: O Impacto Socioeconómico da Prisão Preventiva
Aug 04, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 30, 2020

4 Agosto 2020: Em muitos países, a lei permite a prisão preventiva para garantir a comparência do acusado em julgamento. O Estudo sobre o Impacto Socioeconómico da Prisão Preventiva no Quénia, Zâmbia e Moçambique procurou confirmar e quantificar o impacto socioeconómico de tal detenção para os reclusos, suas famílias, e agregados familiares, nos principais centros urbanos dos três países.