• “Our charity provides legal education where it is desperately needed: to judges, the police and the people in Government who draft their country’s laws. Without this foundation of knowledge laws will remain weak, corruption will continue and growth will be stunted”

    Lesley-Anne Long

    7th September 2012

Justice. Stability. Prosperity.


  • Image depicting the Africa Justice Foundations Mission

    The Africa Justice Foundation Mission Statement

    The Africa Justice Foundation’s (AJF) mission is to build legal capacity in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors through education and professional skills training implemented via partnerships with governments, academic institutions, Bar associations, and legal bodies in sub-Saharan Africa.

    We aim to contribute to the development of robust, stable and predictable legal systems that meet the needs of both the citizens of those countries and the regional and globally competitive environments of which they are a part.




Africa Justice Foundation Letter of Introduction from Executive Director

  • Dear AJF Friends and Colleagues;

    I wanted to make myself known to you. My name is Steve Lawrence and  I have just been appointed as Executive Director of the Africa Justice Foundation. I am really excited by the plans already in place and the opportunities for further development of the charity. Having the opportunity to be a part of such a passionate and dedicated team – trustees, staff, volunteers, and supporters alike – is very uplifting.


Africa Justice Foundation delivers mediation training in Rwanda

  • Team photo outside ILPD

    This July, Africa Justice Foundation delivered training in advanced mediation techniques to providers of legal aid in Rwanda. Two Harvard-accredited mediators from the USA and Nigeria worked with a Rwandan CEDR-trained mediator to train twenty lawyers from from legal practice, academia, civil society, and the judiciary.


Africa Justice Foundation’s work in Ethiopia profiled on the AfricanLII blog

  • The African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII), a project of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) of the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, have profiled AJF’s partnership with Abyssinia Law on their blog here.

    Abyssinia Law was founded by Liku Worku, an AJF Ambassador, to develop an online free-access resource for Ethiopian legal information in both Amharic and English. Abyssinia Law aims to provide access to Ethiopian consolidated laws in order to aid the administration of and access to justice, the knowledge and practice of law, and the development of jurisprudence.

    You can read the article here.