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The African Centre of Excellence for Access to Justice (ACE-AJ) is a continent-wide network of African Civil Society Organizations working promoting access to justice, universal human rights, rule of law and legal aid for marginalised and poor communities.
ACE-AJ work focuses on promoting the work of Community Justice Institutions on the African continent.
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ACE-AJ is made of experienced and dedicated Human Rights lawyers, activists, legal experts and development professionals working towards the promotion of access to justice for the marginalized communities and the work of community justice institutions on the African continent.
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ACE-AJ aims within the next two years to become the foremost VOICE FOR AFRICAN COMMUNITY JUSTICE INSTITUTIONS. In this regard, the following programmatic focus defines ACE-AJ’s entry points in expanding, legitimizing and sustaining such a voice for African Community Justice Institutions
human rights lawyer (LLM) based in Lilongwe, Malawi
ACE-AJ has given itself priorities from 2020-2022 and these constitute the main programmatic areas in the next three (3) years:
- Capacity Building
On Leadership and management of Community Justice Institutions to Ensure that researchers; academics/Practitioners and individuals interested in Community Justice participate in trainings and policy content development.
- On Networking, advocacy and communication for development to ensure that national Campaigns for Community Justice policy reforms are put in place
- On Ethical standards and good corporate governance in order to facilitate concrete steps towards institutionalizing a code of ethical standards and good corporate governance by developing in a participatory and inclusive manner such model policies and best practices guides/tools.
- On research and report writing; accounting; resource mobilization; use of social media and measuring impact
- Case management design and implementation enabling customization to local context and cultures of knowledge generation and utilization