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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.

          

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Sunday, 20 September 2020
JIFA Newsletter - 28 March 2019

The following articles are featured in this week's issue of the JIFA Newsletter

- UK Court hands "Africa's last colony" an unexpected win

- Uganda Revenue Authority a "vigilant and willing fighter against cigarette smuggling" - High Court

- "You forged your salary increase letter" - now court awards damages for this allegation

Click here to read all the stories from the JIFA Newsletter

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 08:30
JIFA Newsletter - 14 March 2019

The following articles are featured in this week's issue of the JIFA Newsletter

- Liberia's "tardiness" over money laundering investigations "condemned" by West African regional court

- East African law society in plan to ease serious tensions between Rwanda, Uganda

- "Mind boggling" to resolve status of Swazi Industrial Courts

- Appeal court throws out one-sided racism case

Click here to read all the stories from the JIFA Newsletter

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 08:15
Latest JSC Report - 12 March 2019

The Judicial Service Commission will be interviewing 22 candidates for judicial positions during the week of 1 – 5 April 2019.

This is a significant round of interviews, as the positions to be filled include 2 vacancies on the Constitutional Court, and five vacancies on the Supreme Court of Appeal. Other positions to be filled include the Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, and the Deputy Judge President of the Labour Court and the Northern Cape High Court.

The DGRU has prepared a research report on the shortlisted candidates, which can be viewed here

Publication Date:
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 12:00
JIFA Newsletter (IWD Special Edition) - 8 March 2019

The following articles are featured in this weeks issue of the JIFA Newsletter

- A Women's Day message from Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey, Seychelles, Member of the Executive of the Southern African Chief Justices Forum

- African Court nominated for prestigious award over judgment on women's rights

- Raped child not sworn in properly: life sentence, conviction set aside

- Justice Linda Dobbs (DBE), JIFA Director of Programmes speaks about equality, diversity and women judges

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Publication Date:
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 11:45

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