“I firmly believe that development in Africa will only be achieved if governments can deliver peace, security and economic progress, rooted in good governance, the rule of the law, and respect for human rights.”
11 November 2010
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.
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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.
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.
On 9th-10th June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly will convene a high‐level event to consider the contributions of the Rule of Law in the post‐2015 development agenda. AJF has partnered with Advocates for International Development (A4ID) in an open letter emphasising the importance of the Rule of Law and calling for its inclusion in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (also available here in French).