Promoting Pre-trial Justice in Africa (PPJA)
Promoting Pre-trial Justice in Africa (PPJA) aims to collect and organise information on pre-trial justice in Africa and make this available and accessible to a broad audience of stakeholders in a manner that can inform decision-making and improve practice, thereby promoting pre-trial justice in Africa.
There is a growing body of knowledge and practical experience around pre-trial justice reform projects which, if harnessed, can enhance pre-trial justice in Africa. PPJA aims to be a repository of such knowledge and experience.
Promoting soft law on pre-trial justice in Lusaphone Africa
PPJA in partnership with the Mozambican Institute of Legal Aid (Insituto Patrocinio Assistencia Juridica, IPAJ) held a wokshop on 21 and 22 May 2014 to promote two new international soft law instruments on access to justice and pre-trial detention in Africa.Read More
Survey of detention visiting mechanisms released
Monitoring of places of detention through visits is one of the most important methods employed by oversight institutions. The extent to which oversight institutions are independent of the state, as do the mechanisms of oversight and accountability. This report seeks to describe selected oversight institutions and the oversight mechanisms adopted in Africa, in order to better understand detention oversight in Africa, and seeks to survey what monitoring and oversight have uncovered regarding conditions of detention in Africa.Read More