“We strive to help our partners think about the future, and try to take hold of it”
Our work is based on the understanding that the concepts of peace, justice and good governance are interdependent and must be pursued simultaneously, through processes defined by the people most affected.
We promote understanding and action on pressing issues affecting the continent, by means of conferences, coalitions, publications, advocacy and direct engagement with policymakers.
ON GOING WORKCITIZEN’S PEACE PROJECT
Under the umbrella of the Citizen’s Peace Project, Justice Africa is currently engaged in four clusters of activity in South Sudan that, together, work towards two core objectives: supporting internally owned and directed processes and preparing people for the challenges of peace. READ MORE
The ‘Citizen’s Peace Project’ is based on a conceptual framework geared towards localising and internalising peace in South Sudan and as such, its overall aim is to work towards sustainable peace and transformation in South Sudan.
COMMUNITIES FOR PEACE
Through Communities for Peace Justice Africa is supporting South Sudanese initiatives for peace, promoting inclusivity and dialogue and providing mechanisms for South Sudanese to learn from the experience and expertise of other South Sudanese in peace building.
PREPARING FOR REFORM
Justice Africa promotes South Sudanese thinking on issues of reforms, works towards people-oriented processes for reform and supports the development of workable options or solutions for reform through three core activities:
SUPPORTING CIVIC CAPACITIES
Justice Africa is supporting and promoting principled social/civic activism by developing linkages within and between social and civic groups at national and local levels, supporting civic groups to build on their capacities and by provide appropriate and effective support to civic groups to support specific initiatives.
PROMOTING INFORMED THINKING
Through research and publications Justice Africa is working to provide insights into the multiple realities in South Sudan, to help understand how systems, frameworks and relations function through empirical evidence, legitimately represent views of citizens, and promote informed decision-making.
ERITREA AND THE HORN: CONSTITUTIONAL IMPLEMENTATION IN ERITREA AND THE GREATER HORN OF AFRICA
Justice Africa initiated an innovative programme of research and dialogue on the mechanisms of Constitutional Reform in Eritrea and the Greater Horn between 1999 and 2002. This focused on the role of the courts, public education, civil society initiatives and the requirements for resources and appropriate government policies. African countries have some of the finest and most expertly crafted constitutions in the world.