The African Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice (ACTCJ) was re-established in November 2020. The Centre was formerly known as the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice and it began operation in 2008 as a cooperation between the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, and Humboldt University, Berlin, with funding from the German Government through the DAAD African Centres of Excellence Programme. That arrangement came to an end in 2018 but given the impressive
achievements of the Centre during its first 10 years in terms of research and postgraduate training, the University of the Western Cape decided in 2019 to re-establish the Centre under its current name in terms of relevant UWC policies on the establishment of research centres. The Centre focuses on research, postgraduate training, advocacy and capacity building in three thematic areas where Africa confronts key challenges—International Criminal Law, Transitional Justice, Transnational Organised Crimes.
ACTCJ marked the re-establishment of the Centre with an online launch event on 17 February 2021. To watch the launch event, click here