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, 17 January 2022
JIA Newsletter #23/2021 - 3 July 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter 

- From the team of Justice in Africa

- Litigant faces criminal investigation after telling court to ‘stick its apology in its arse’

- Under-age rape trial in Malawi results in steamy judgment by court

Publication Date:
Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 09:30
JIA Newsletter #22/2021 - 26 June 2021

In this edition of the Justice In Action Newsletter

- From the Team of Justice in Africa

- ‘The law cannot be adhered to in part’ - Malawian court on dispute over police officer sacked for nude photos

- Time to end mandatory death penalty in Zambia?

- In Memoriam Chief Justice Mambilima

Publication Date:
Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 10:45
JIA Newsletter #21/2021 - 19 June 2021

In this edition of the Justice in Action Newsletter

- Media reports of unlawful home ‘invasion’ by private investigators amount to defamation – Eswatini supreme court

- 'Integrity arm' of State given prominence in new Kenyan decision

Publication Date:
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 10:45
Legal urgency - by Chris Oxtoby

DGRU senior researcher Chris Oxtoby wrote an op – ed in the Financial Mail on the appointment of South Africa’s next Chief Justice.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 11:00