Prof Lukas Muntingh

Project Head

Lukas Muntingh is co-founder and Project Coordinator of Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR). He holds a PhD (Law) from UWC and an MA (Sociology) from Stellenbosch University. He has been involved in criminal justice reform since 1992. He has worked in Southern and East Africa on child justice, prisoners’ rights, preventing corruption in the prison system, the prevention and combating of torture, and monitoring legislative compliance. He has published extensively and presented at several conferences. His current focus is on the prevention and combating of torture and ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty.


  • Muntingh, L. (2020 forthcoming) Africa, prisons and COVID-19, Journal of Human Rights Practice.
  • Steytler, N. and Muntingh, L. (2019) ‘South Africa’ IN Leuprecht, C, Kölling, M, Todd, H (eds), Public Security in Federal Polities, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, London, ISBN 978-1-4875-0267-6
  • Muntingh, L. (2018) ‘Modest beginnings, high hopes: The Western Cape Police Ombudsman’ SA Crime Quarterly, Nr. 64, pp. 17-27.
  • Muntingh, L. & Larner, S. (2018) ‘Juveniles in transition: The situation in South Africa’ IN S. C. O’Neill (Ed.), Incarcerated youth transitioning back to community: International perspectives (Ch 14). Singapore: Springer.



  • Member: Governing Board Western Cape Liquor Authority
  • Member: Editorial Board SA Crime Quarterly