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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, 22 September 2021
JIA Newsletter #28/2021 - 14 August 2021

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

Publication Date:
Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 13:00
JIA Newsletter #27/2021 - 7 August 2021

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

Publication Date:
Sat, 07 Aug 2021 - 08:15
JIA Newsletter #26/2021 - 31 July 2021

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

Publication Date:
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 08:15
JIA Newsletter #25/2021 - 24 July 2021

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’

Publication Date:
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 09:45

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