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.



Friday, 16 April 2021
JIA Newsletter #9/2021 - 20 March 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- A women’s month win in Kenya – court finds ban on female genital mutilation constitutional

- Supreme Court judge's sensational claims against Chief Justice

- Uganda's Internet closure during elections challenged at East African Court of Justice

Publication Date:
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 08:00
BOOK - COVID-19 Pandemic and Socio-Economic Rights by Dr. Justice Mavedzenge

This book brings together critical accounts of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic and State responses to it have impacted on selected socio-economic rights. The book offers recommendations on how socio-economic rights can best be made accessible to all, especially the vulnerable in society. The book argues that, now more than ever, government policies must prioritise the implementation of socio-economic rights to safeguard the dignity of all persons and to protect global human security.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 15:45
JIA Newsletter #8/2021 - 13 March 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- ‘Run for your lives’, judge urges partners in abusive relationships

- Covid-19 a further set back to fight against child marriage

- Dangers of policing Malawi's 'green', off-season fishing ban 

Publication Date:
Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 08:00
JIA Newsletter #7/2021 - 6 March 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- From the team of Justice in Action - Happy International Women’s Day, 2021

- Shock report by Malawi's ombud finds maladministration, corruption behind decision to bring in SA legal team 

- Judicial disciplinary body tells Chief Justice to retract, apologise for pro-Israel comments critical of government policy

- Is 'sting' of saluting former subordinates sufficient punishment, high court asked

Publication Date:
Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 14:45