Research and Advocacy
The DGRU is one of Africa’s leading research centres in the area of judicial governance.
Capacity Development
DGRU provides University-certifed short courses to African judges and legal researchers through the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA).
Judicial appointments
DGRU attends the public interviews conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), and conduct research on the judicial track records of the candidates being interviewed.



Thursday, 15 April 2021
Daily Maverick: Moving courts online ‘inhibits transparency’, says Judge Goosen

At a panel discussion on Wednesday, judges and advocates discussed the advantages of SA courts moving to virtual hearings while many struggled with unequal internet access and high data costs.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 11:45
JIA Newsletter #11/2021 - 10 April 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action newsletter

- Malawi's human rights commission recommends compensation for women sexually harassed by country's broadcasting boss

- Dispute over sitting Ugandan judges appointed to head prosecution arm

Publication Date:
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 14:30
Online Courts and Access to Justice Hybrid Seminar

On the 8 April 2021 the DGRU, in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation hosted a webinar which aimed to bring together lawyers, magistrates and judges to share their experience of providing access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic through using online courts. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 13:30
JIA Newsletter #10/2021 - 3 April 2021

In this edition 

- Judges told not to make traditional rituals a condition of bail in sexual assault cases

- Landmark sexual harassment case in Malawi

- Majority of Zambia's constitutional court: We are bound by this high court decision

- African Court’s existence threatened by lack of cooperation from AU states

Publication Date:
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 14:15