“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”
7th September 2012
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Board Members Jonathan Kewley, Philip Riches and Manager Carolyn Rayner at the High Commission of Rwanda
AJF’s mission is to work in close partnership with African Governments and legal experts worldwide to enable the sustainable development of robust and stable justice systems across Africa.
We’re doing this because a strong legal infrastructure enables nations to thrive – economically, politically and socially – and because without them, Africa’s potential will not be met.
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Capacity building of African governments’ legal sectors is an important part of AJF’s work.
Increased skills and knowledge on the part of African government lawyers will lead to better legal structures and more balanced and sustainable economic growth. It will also improve the commercial understanding and negotiating skills of African governments. Increased capacity also has the potential to help governments better cope with the inevitable societal changes that economic development brings.
the LEGAL AID CLINIC
Alternative dispute resolution and mediation is becoming more and more important in Rwanda. Community based justice is seen as way to encourage non-adversarial processes, and free legal advice clinics are becoming a critical feature of the Rwandan justice system
our LAW REPORTING
Rwanda does not have a case reporting system. Without access to law reports, the law cannot be applied consistently across the country and legal developments cannot feed through to lawyers or their clients. This significantly hinders access to justice. When cases are not recorded and reported, for all intents and purposes, legal precedents are invisible jeopardising the fairness and efficacy of a country’s legal process