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New centre at UCT to offer refugee law training
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 13:00

Judges, magistrates and lawyers across Africa are faced with matters pertaining to refugees and migrants, and the countries in which they find themselves. A new centre of excellence based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) aims to provide these officers and law practitioners with collaborative resources to make rulings, set precedence and establish justice.

On Thursday, 5 August 2021, an online ceremony was held to acknowledge the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) based at UCT, the International Association of Refugees and Migration Judges (IARMJ) represented by its African chapter, and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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...

JIA Newsletter #30/2021 - 28 August 2021
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 - 11:00

In this edition of the Justice in Africa newsletter

- Test of judicial impartiality, independence, for Eswatini judges 

- Case built on ‘a lie’ by investigators, prosecutors ‘gone rogue’ – judge clears former Botswana intelligence agent of charges

JIA Newsletter #29/2021 - 21 August 2021
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 10:15

In this edition of the Justice in Africa newsletter

- Newly ‘perfected’ death penalty decision shows all is far from perfect on Malawi’s apex court

- SADC loses appeal over unlawfully terminated contract with top tribunal official

- Ugandan court guts anti-porn laws women say oppress, rather than protect, them

New centre to train judicial officials in refugee law
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 - 09:00

The Judicial Institute for Africa at UCT, the International Association of Refugees and Migration Judges (IARMJ), and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed a memorandum of understanding in a bid to establish a new centre to offer training for judges, magistrates and lawyers.

JIA Newsletter #28/2021 - 14 August 2021
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 13:00

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- From the team of Justice in Africa

- Justice for Memory

- Strong human rights judgment for prisoners in Lesotho

JIA Newsletter #27/2021 - 7 August 2021
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 - 08:15

In this edition of the Justice in Action newsletter

- Uganda prepares for new law on ‘human sacrifice’: here’s what a case of ‘human sacrifice’ looks like

- Major new development for law and rights related to African refugees, migrants

- Courts consider litigation by deaf drivers, TV viewers

JIA Newsletter #26/2021 - 31 July 2021
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 08:15

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- Editorial

- Police act against two Kenyan high court judges, search chambers

- State must take tougher steps to ensure people's fundamental rights are not violated - Kenya’s apex court

JIA Newsletter #25/2021 - 24 July 2021
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 09:45

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- From the team of Justice in Africa

- Breaking News

- Kenya judges’ arrest, interrogation prompts widespread condemnation

- No justiciable rights to shelter in Zimbabwe – supreme court

- Judge sued by counsel over behaviour that supreme court rules is ‘unacceptable’

JIA Newsletter #24/2021 - 10 July 2021
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 - 10:45

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- Death penalty case re-visited by Kenya supreme court

- School’s demand that Rasta boy cut his dreadlocks ‘unconstitutional’, court finds

- Zambian statesman Kenneth Kaunda ‘not an ordinary person’ – high court

JIA Newsletter #23/2021 - 3 July 2021
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 10:45

In this edition of the Justice in Africa Newsletter

- From the team of Justice in Africa

- Litigant faces criminal investigation after telling court to ‘stick its apology in its arse’

- Under-age rape trial in Malawi results in steamy judgment by court

JIA Newsletter #22/2021 - 26 June 2021
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 10:00

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- From the Team of Justice in Africa

- ‘The law cannot be adhered to in part’ - Malawian court on dispute over police officer sacked for nude photos

- Time to end mandatory death penalty in Zambia?

- In Memoriam Chief Justice Mambilima

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