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Capacity Development
DGRU provides University-certifed short courses to African judges and legal researchers through the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA).
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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
Two Part-time Research assistants to join the DGRU for an African Union Project

The DGRU is looking for one or two post-graduate students, preferably enrolled in a PhD programme, to serve as part-time researchers for a new project foccusing on the African Governance Architecture. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 13:30
JIA Newsletter #6/2021 - 27 February 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- Court finds award of two Namibian farms, aimed at land reform, tainted by corruption and irregularities

- Int'l law firm suggests expelling Tanzania from Commonwealth over Covid denialism


Publication Date:
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 15:45
JIA Newsletter #5/2021 - 20 February 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action newsletter

- Which set of lawyers has the duty of care when an ‘impersonator’ makes off with the money paid by a would-be buyer?

- 'Catastrophic' Nigerian oil pollution case may be heard in the UK - Supreme Court 

- Lesotho’s Minister of Law and Justice sues over allegations he helped fabricate evidence in murder case against former PM, Thomas Thabane

Publication Date:
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 15:45
JIA Newsletter #4/2021 - 13 February 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- From the Justice in Action team

- Judge sets new Malawi benchmark in child rape case

- Hotel owners refused another ‘bite at the cherry’ by Zambia’s supreme court

Publication Date:
Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 15:45