Julius Osega Memorial Lecture 2021
Author: Crystal
Published: Jul 26, 2021

On 16 July 2021, the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, hosted the Julius Osega Memorial Lecture. The lecture was themed "Poverty is not a crime - Undoing colonial criminal justice” and was delivered by Ms. Anneke Meerkotter, Executive Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and Commissioner Chikondi Chijozi of the Malawi Human Rights Commission.

South Africa's NPA: accountability, trust and public interest
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 22, 2020

Three key concepts are associated with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and its relation to the public, namely accountability, public interest and trust. It is suggested that for the NPA to be regarded as a legitimate institution it needs to enjoy trust and in order to enjoy such trust, it needs to be seen and perceived to act in the public interest in an accountable manner.

The appointment and dismissal of South Africa's NDPP
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 16, 2020

This infographic sets out the current procedure for the appointment and dismissal of the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) and identifies problems and concerns.

The independence and structure of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority
Author: Jean
Published: Jul 15, 2020

This infographic deals with the history and structure of the prosecution authority before and after 1994, with the independence of the prosecution authority oscillated between extreme points with reference to the relationship with the executive. The historical developments of the prosecution authority must be seen against the devolution and centralisation of prosecutorial power and its independence, or not, from political control and interference.

Centro de Formação Jurídica e Judiciária
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 13, 2017

Estudo Comparação sobre Constitucionalidade da Legislação Penal e Penitenciaria; Constitucionalidade da Legislação Penal e Penitenciaria em Moçambique. Estudo de Comparação sobre Caução; Estudo sobre Caução em Moçambique.

Lançamento do Estudo "Impacto Socioeconómico da Prisão Preventiva em Quénia, Moçambique e Zâmbia"
Author: Jean
Published: Jun 06, 2017

O projeto procurou compreender e quantificar a forma como a decisão de deter um arguido afecta os direitos socioeconómicos, isto é, os recursos dos indivíduos, inclusive aqueles além das pessoas em prisão. Os locais de reclusão, selecionados para o estudo, estão situados nos principais centros urbanos do Quênia (Nairobi), Moçambique (Maputo) e Zâmbia (Lusaka). O projeto descobriu que, embora existam semelhanças significativas observadas entre os três Centros Urbanos, também há notáveis tendências particulares, no impacto socioeconómico em cada país.

Chief Justice launches Report on Audit of the Kenyan Criminal Justice System
Author: Jean
Published: Jan 23, 2017

The new Chief Justice of Kenya launched a detailed report on the criminal justice system of Kenya. The report was prepared for the National Council on the Administration of Justice by the Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF) and Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI-Kenya) assisted by ACJR.

Punished for being poor in Africa
Author: Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative
Published: Aug 13, 2016

Every year thousands of people in Africa are arrested and detained in Africa for petty offences, many dating back to colonial times such as being ‘a rogue and vagabond’. The following organisations participated in creating this clip: Open Society Foundations, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, International Commissioner of Jurists (Kenya Section), Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA)(Malawi), African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), ACJR (formerly CSPRI) and the Pan African Lawyers Union.

La punition des personnes vivant dans la pauvreté
Author: Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative
Published: Aug 12, 2016

Chaque année, des milliers de personnes en Afrique sont arrêtées et détenues en Afrique pour des infractions mineures, dont beaucoup remontent à l'époque coloniale, y compris le fait d'être « un voyou et vagabond ».