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Afro-Asian Association for Justice Development

We Promote Justice Reforms We Promote Police Reforms We Promote Gender Rights
The Afro-Asia Association for Justice Development (AAAJD) is a Partnership of two non-governmental organizations working on Police and Justice reform in the continents of Africa and Asia.

To advance justice in public safety, gender rights, election systems, and governance from a multicultural perspective and a south-south approach.

News & Media

Public Participation and Assembly Under Covid-19: The Nigeria Experience

By Rita Ilevbare (Esq.), Executive Director, Gender Relevance Initiative Promotion (GRIP) On 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an outbreak of a new viral disease; Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The virus was first identified in Wuhan on 17th November, 2019, by December, 2019; it had sufficiently spread enough to cause serious […]

COVID-19 and Violations of Democratic and Human Rights: The India Experience

Professor Abdul Shaban, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. The health emergency and bio-disasters which COVID-19 has wreaked, saw the governments across countries violating the democratic and human rights of their citizens. There are a few countries in Africa that do not have statutes and laws in place for the management of disasters like […]

Suggestions Preventive Steps with Regard to Prevention of Coronavirus in Prisons

I. Release on Bail and Probation Release of Under Trial Prisoners on PR Bond under Section 346 and 436A CrPC: Special efforts need to be undertaken to identify Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) who are eligible for release on Personal Recognisance Bond (PR Bond) under Section 436 and 436A Cr.P.C. This can be done with the […]

Preventive Steps with Regard to Prevention of Coronavirus in Beggars’ Homes and Child Care Institutions

While the Hon’ble Supreme Court is looking at prisons and juvenile homes, this is to request to consider other custodial and other institutions where vulnerable populations are housed in large numbers. Unfortunately, these groups have very high risk of infections due to their low immunity that is further deteriorated due to the condition in institutional […]

 Our Work Areasx

Police Reforms

In this field, AAAJD caries forward the work of the Altus Global Alliance of which the two member organizations CLEEN and IDC were founding members. Within police reforms, there is a thrust to make police stations citizen-centered.

Gender rights and gender-based violence (GBV)

Inequalities and adverse social positioning on the basis of gender mark all societies. In multi-cultural societies competing claims of gender, cultural identity and individual rights seek accommodation in existing social relations with States increasingly committed to human rights.

Governance reforms in post-colonial societies

In post-colonial countries of Africa and Asia, governance has been a prisoner of the colonial distrust in the citizen-government exchange. The interaction of the State vis-à-vis citizens continues to remain divergent, even antagonistic, in terms of realisation of the claims, entitlements and the basic rights..