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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 #17/2020 - 14 May 2020
Fri, 22 May 2020 - 12:00

In this edition 

- Lawyers don't have to pay double tax, minister ought to consult next time - Uganda court

- Reflections on COVID-19 and human rights

- Malawi case flags growing threats to human rights, role of African Court

- Courts should not give up their position as ‘last resort protection’ under COVID-19 regulations

JIFA Newsletter #18/2020 - 21 May 2020
Fri, 22 May 2020 - 12:00

In this edition 

- Celebrate Africa Day - help the African Court shape its future!

- Parliament’s ‘contempt’ raised in challenge to Tanzania’s bail-ban laws

- Malawi appeal court judges set new election standards

- A win for all of South Africa against brutality by security forces

JIFA Newsletter #16/2020 - 7 May 2020
Wed, 13 May 2020 - 11:30

In this edition 

- Teachers' body vicariously liable for rape, sexual assault at school - appeal judges

- Dying surrounded by family ‘a most fundamental right’ - court

- Posthumous win for Kenyan human rights activists

- New head for SADC administrative tribunal

JIFA Newsletter #15/2020 - 30 April 2020
Wed, 13 May 2020 - 11:15

In this edition 

- Security forces sowing terror in Lesotho, Lawyers for Human Rights tells courts

- Lockdown on hold, AG taken to task: latest from Malawi high court

- First-class vs economy-class access to the law: what the US Supreme Court says

- Totality principle in 'harrowing' Seychelles online sexual abuse case

- RIP Justice Augustino Ramadhani

JIFA Newsletter #14/2020 - 23 April 2020
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 - 11:00

In this edition 

- Suspension of Lesotho's parliament 'irrational', 'unlawful' - court 

- Judge orders curfew exemption for Kenya’s lawyers

- 'Just not good enough' - get up to speed for electronic hearings: UK court

JIFA Newsletter #12/2020 - 9 April 2020
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 - 10:45

In this edition 

- Fix laws or face huge damages claims – judge warns Malawi lawmakers on the state of COVID-19 disaster legislation

- Controversial Lesotho PM prorogues Parliament, gets taken to court

- Court slams lawyers for not having COVID-19 permits to appear in case

- Judge rejects bid to stop upgrade of 'elite' hospital in Zimbabwe

- Thai judge dies after second suicide attempt

JIFA Newsletter #13/2020 - 16 April 2020
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 - 10:45

In this edition 

- Malawian law students lose their challenge to Covid-19 university closure  

- Kenya’s Covid-19 restrictions invalid, unlawful – law society

- As ‘moral Covid-19’ infects Namibia, even legal profession touched by Fishrot bribery scandal

- Costs order a lesson about 'frivolous' Covid-19 claims - labour court

JIFA Newsletter #11/2020 - 2 April 2020
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 09:30

In this edition 

- Human rights fightback as security forces take abusive action under cover of COVID-19 regulations 

- Repressive policing law: scathing judgment by Uganda's constitutional court

- Sentencing pregnant women in Malawi – judge lays down the law

- Sierra Leone scraps ban on pregnant schoolgirls going to school

- No protection in Zim for pangolin, alleged trigger of world's coronavirus pandemic

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 09:30

This activity is part of the Judicial Integrity pillar of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, which was adopted by the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in 2015. The Declaration reaffirms Member States' commitment to: "Make every effort to prevent and counter corruption, and to implement measures aimed at enhancing transparency in public administration and promoting the integrity and accountability of our criminal justice systems, in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption."

JIFA Newsletter #10/2020 - 26 March 2020
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 09:30

In this edition 

- Banks helped rob Uganda of millions of US dollars – constitutional court 

- Damage to the environment resides in a hallowed place - Zambian judge

- Chaotic land ownership records shock Ghana's supreme court

- COVID-19: Can you help us? Can we help you?

JIFA Newsletter #9/2020 - 20 March 2020
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 - 10:15

In this edition 

- Judicial independence infringed when Uganda's Chief Justice has to 'plead' for funds - constitutional court 

- African lawyers protest as colleagues targeted by police, judiciary

- Covid-19 and the justice and legal sector

- Senior Zimbabwean judge, Francis Bere, at misconduct tribunal

- Just 34, but he has already spent over half his life in a Kenyan jail