There is an over-reliance on the criminal justice system and the police to address health and social issues, including the enforcement of COVID-19 regulations. This one-day seminar will discuss the most urgent and widespread issues of criminalisation in Africa and provide human rights defenders, government representatives, funders, lawyers (including prosecutors), police, journalists, healthcare workers, business people (including impact investors) and UN staff with an introduction to the issues, an understanding of the political landscape (including links to SDGs and African frameworks) and examples of best-case practices, alternatives to policing and international guidelines.


This one-day seminar will discuss the most urgent and widespread issues of criminalisation in Africa and provide human rights defenders, government representatives, funders, lawyers (including prosecutors), police, journalists business people, including impact investors healthcare workers and UN staff with an introduction to the issues, an understanding of the political landscape (including links to SDGs and African frameworks) and examples of best-case practices, alternatives to policing and international guidelines!

If you know very little about criminalisation, then this is for you!

All you need to know in one day!