IBJ News: Advancing Justice in Francophone Africa
In April 2016, IBJ launched its Preventing Torture in La Francophonie Program with the support of Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education. In the last year, we have provided hundreds of detainees with legal assistance; reached millions of individuals in legal rights awareness campaigns; and have expanded our database of online resources for Francophone Africa.
Take a look at some of our achievements!
IBJ develops new eLearning resources
Are you a lawyer in Burundi, Rwanda, the DR Congo or Cameroon looking for practice courses in criminal defense? IBJ has added 15 new eLearning modules to its Legal Training Resource Center for 4 countries in francophone Africa. Register and check out IBJ's vast eLearning repository today!
New commitments on justice made at roundtable in Burundi
On March 22, the Burundi Bridges to Justice Team organized a justice roundtable bringing together over 30 high-level justice sector actors to identify problems and solutions to pressing justice issues in Burundi. Held on the theme “Status of implementation of the legal safeguards of the accused”, the roundtable was a crucial step towards improving cooperation between government officials, judges, prosecutors, lawyers and police. The roundtable was organized jointly with the Ministry of Justice’s Center for Professional Training of Justice.
Click here to read more about the roundtable.
IBJ reaches over 2 million people in Cameroon in rights awareness campaign
In February and March 2017, IBJ reached over 2 million people in Cameroon in an ambitious campaign raising awareness about human rights, criminal procedure and the functioning of the justice system. The program was carried out as part of IBJ’s Torture Prevention Program in Francophone Africa supported by the Government of Canada. The campaign combined community awareness sessions with a radio show called “La Minute du Droit.”
Click here to read more about the campaign and listen to the radio show.
Rwanda Bridges to Justice (RBJ) is now on Facebook
Rwanda Bridges to Justice now has its own Facebook page. Don’t forget to like us!
We will be publishing lots of new rights-awareness materials, pictures and news.
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