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JIFA Newsletter #20/2019 - 23 May 2019
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 16:00

In this edition: 

AfricanLII Launches the Beta version (open for user testing) of an African Caselaw Citator and Judge Thomas Masuku expelled as a judge in Swaziland during 2011- claims he is the victim of a kangaroo court...

JIFA Newsletter #44/2019 - 15 November
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 09:15

In this edition 

- Why has Uganda’s important new human rights law not been officially promulgated?

- 'Satan did it', claims rape accused 

- Judiciaries leading free access to law movement in Africa

- South African Police refuse to act against criminals targeting 'foreign truck drivers'  -  top judge wants action

JIFA Newsletter #45/2019 - 22 November
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 09:15

In this edition 

- Tanzanian judges: nowhere to hide under-performance

- Kenyan judge upholds dismissal of alcohol-addicted senior magistrate

- Access to law includes access to unreported cases as well

- Attorney, fugitive from justice, sues Chief Justice but loses 

- Med Kaggwa, Ugandan human rights defender RIP

JIFA Newsletter #43/2019 - 8 November
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 09:15

In this edition 

- Convicted of genocide, former Rwandan cabinet minister loses last attempt to stay out of jail

- Kenya's Chief Justice shines YouTube light on tension with government

- Widow's rights upheld in customary law dispute 

JIFA Newsletter #42/2019 - 24 October
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 09:00

In this edition 

- No more child brides says Tanzania's highest court

- Don’t like a court judgment? Just change the law, why don’t you?

- Cabinet Minister ignored 'God-given blessing' - Lesotho court

- In their own words ...

- Wake up to Kenya’s economic realities, judge tells Kenya School of Law

JIFA Newsletter #41/2019 - 18 October
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 09:00

In this edition 

- 15 y.o. jailed for life. Now African Court orders reparations for 'lost youth'

- Tanzania's court of appeal overturns decision that found parts of electoral law invalid

- All three top posts in Zambia’s judiciary held by women – Chief Justice Irene Mambilima 

- In memoriam

JIFA Newsletter #40/2019 - 11 October
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 08:45

In this edition 

- Editorial

- Thai judge shoots himself in court: protest at ‘political interference’

- We can’t change death penalty - Tanzanian high court

- Witchcraft trial adds 7 more to Tanzania's death row 

JIFA Newsletter #39/2019 - 4 October
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 08:45

In this edition 

- Statute vs Statue: when judges become art critics

- Judges critical of Lesotho Parliament's work, punt constitutional changes

- Kenyan judge declares Rastafarianism a religion: but what’s its history?

- Poaching case victory highlights prosecution challenges 

JIFA Newsletter #38/2019 - 27 September
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 11:30

In this edition 

- Tanzanian lawyers in uproar after judge suspends their immediate past president from practice

- Lesotho's Acting Chief Justice names fellow judges likely biased against her

- Judge & applicant instructed same legal counsel: grounds for recusal?

- Girl power in action at Kenya court

JIFA Newsletter #37/2019 - 20 September
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 13:45

In this edition 

- Demolish unlawful sewerage works - environmental tribunal

- Fight over defence fees in controversial Lesotho trial

- Seychelles appoints leading Ugandan judge to its apex court

- ‘Neglect, dereliction of duty’ by prosecution – and father convicted of child rape goes free

JIFA Newsletter #36/2019 - 13 September
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 13:45

In this edition 

- Society ‘crying out for miracle’ to end brutality against women - judge

- Concern over impact of Botswana's appeal decision on 'refugees' 

- Contempt confirmed against former top Seychelles judge

JIFA Newsletter #35/2019 - 5 September
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 13:30

In this edition 

- Environmental law in action: Jifa training course

- Tiny, remote Namibian clan claims world renowed Etosha National Park as ancestral land

- Appeal blocks far-reaching environmental ruling

- Husband's right to ‘rule over his wife’ – it's gone!

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