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Wednesday, 24 February 2021
JIFA Newsletter #3/2021 - 6 February 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- Making history, Intl Criminal Court convicts former Uganda militia leader of war crimes, crimes against humanity

- Crisis averted in the Kenyan judiciary – for now at least

- UK hold on Chagos archipelago declared unlawful

- We need your help!

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 12:15
UCT Courtroom Mock Trial via Zoom

During COVID, almost all SADC countries’ courts shifted to holding court hearings virtually rather than physically in the court houses. There is little precedent in most jurisdictions of this and a number of challenges have been noted by both judges and lawyers alike as to how to run a trial or hearing appropriately online. There are simple challenges like people not dressing appropriately, addressing the court properly, and then even more serious mishaps such as a computer being left on in a break and private conversations being heard by all parties.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 12:15
JIFA Newsletter #1/2021 - 23 January 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action newsletter

- Legal row over Kenya's acting Chief Justice

- Religious freedom the winner in Zim school flag salute dispute

- Be our Guest

- Making news

- Announcements

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 11:30
JIFA Newsletter #46/2020 - 28 November 2020

In this edition of the Justice in Action newsletter

- Former President, Judge, both ordered to pay legal costs from their own pockets

- Lesotho amnesty deal unconstitutional – apex court

- Be our guest

- Making news

- Announcements

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 11:30

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