Justice Africa, London

Linked with Alex de Waal – England.

Justice Africa is a research institute and advocacy organisation founded in 1999 in London to campaign for human rights and social justice across Africa. Justice Africa has become one of the most distinctive and individual voices for Africa; and it has achieved this because it is run by, for and with Africans and African communities. In the words of the Pan-African slogan: “Nothing for me without me” … (about 1/2).

Our Sudan program;
(Our other) programmes;
Tajudeen’s Thursday Postcards;
the blog: Making Sense of Darfur;
Address: Justice Africa, 1C Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP, UK;
Contact. Tel +44 (0) 207 354 8400, e-mail.

About 2/2: … We seek to:

  • Build coalitions of institutions, interest groups and individuals with the common aim of seeking solutions to Africa’s developmental and governance challenges.
  • Promote peaceful civic action as a response to the threats of war and human rights abuses.
  • Support dialogue, debate, and the free exchange of ideas across the African continent, especially focusing on the promotion of innovative and constructive approaches to the resolution of conflicts in Africa.
  • Enhance democracy in Africa at local, sub-regional, regional, national and international levels, thereby increasing the legitimacy and accountability of African states and Africa-wide institutions.
  • Support the creation and development of robust and principled civil society groups across Africa.
  • Promote access to books and other educational resources in Africa.

Our initial focus began with the “Horn of Africa”, a region where the problems of division, conflict, inequitable development and the lack of democracy are particularly acute. Our focus spread to include the “Great Lakes” region; and through our partnership with regional NGOs and sub-regional institutions we now have a pan-African focus.

Justice Africa now serves as focal point for activities by a range of like-minded organizations in Africa. We partner with a network of organizations, initiating and supporting civil society activities promoting human rights, democracy and peace in Africa; as well as providing some of the best and most distinctive independent research and policy analysis on the continent. As a result a civil society partnership with the African Union (AU) and its emerging institutions has been built, and a publishing and educational arm with the Pan African Development Education and Advocacy Program (PADEAP) has been established.

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