Mozambique's Judicial Training Institute hears perspectives on constitutionality and bail

ACJR researchers Gwen Dereymaeker and Kristen Petersen shared the results of their comparative investigations into the constitutionality of criminal procedures, and bail regimes, in selected African countries, to judges at the Centro de Formação Jurídica e Judiciaria (Judicial Training Institute) of Mozambique. ACJR associate Tina Lorizzo, of REFORMAR, presented the results relevant to Mozambique in particular.

Senior judge José Norberto Carrilho and district judge João Guilherme chaired the two sessions, which comprised many participants, most of whom were judges. The discussions were useful for judges, who do not receive human rights training as part of their routine training.

At the request of the Minister of Justice the previous day, the results of the study of the socio-economic impact of pre-trial detention were also presented to these judges. The Director of the Judicial Training Institute, Elisa Samuel, hosted the event, which was organised by REFORMAR. All participants received certificates acknowledging their participation in the days' events.

The television news report of the event can be viewed here.



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