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.


Monday, 27 September 2021
JIA Newsletter #30/2021 - 28 August 2021

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

Publication Date:
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 - 11:15
JIA Newsletter #29/2021 - 21 August 2021

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

Publication Date:
Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 11:15
Cape Argus: New centre to train judicial officials in refugee law

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 17 Aug 2021 - 09:15
JIA Newsletter #28/2021 - 14 August 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Africa 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 - 13:15