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Core Skills for Judges:
This course covers core issues such as judicial independence and ethics; motions and applications; judgement writing etc.
Newsletter
JIFA publishes a weekly newsletter curated by well-known legal journalist Carmel Rickard and provides commentary on recent African case law.
Courses
JIFA offers a number of certified 5 day courses including core skills for Judicial Officers, an Introduction to Human Rights for Judicial Officers and specialist Human Rights Course for Judicial Officers

The Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) is based at the University of Cape Town and is a partnership between the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) and the Southern African Chief Justices Forum (SACJF)

JIFA complements the work being done by domestic judicial institutes in Africa where they exist and offers opportunities for judges from jurisdictions where there are no judicial institutes to participate in courses for professional development.

We currently have a number of courses on offer and can also design and present bespoke courses on request.

We are distinct from other training institutes on the continent, in that we offer a bouquet of ongoing resources and support to judges once training has been completed.  

As well as offering University of Cape Town certified short courses, we publish a weekly newsletter curated by well-known legal journalist Carmel Rickard

JIFA is a member of the Global Judicial Integrity Network (GJIN).

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020
JIFA Newsletter #46/2020 - 28 November 2020

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- Former President, Judge, both ordered to pay legal costs from their own pockets

- Lesotho amnesty deal unconstitutional – apex court

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- Making news

- Announcements

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 11:15
JIFA Newsletter #44/2020 - 14 November 2020

In this edition of the Justice in Africa newsletter

- SADC unlawfully terminated Malawi judge's contract - Tribunal

- Constitution 'is the boss', Lesotho judge tells police

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- Announcements

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 08:45
JIFA Newsletter #45/2020 - 21 November 2020

In this edition of the Justice in Africa newsletter

- ‘Unstable arithmetic’ indicates corrupt deal – judge

- Bail for death row prisoner after long appeal delay

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- Announcements

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 08:45
JIFA Newsletter #43/2020 - 7 November 2020

In this edition of the Justice in Africa newsletter

- From the team of Justice in Africa

- Freedom of speech supports good governance says President of Sierra Leone

- More than 20 Kenyan laws nullified after National Assembly disregards Senate

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Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 08:30

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