African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is a non-profit organization working to monitor and promote respect for human rights and legal reform in Sudan. It was established in 2009 to address a gap in—and rejuvenate—the human rights movement in Sudan in the wake of forced closures and expulsions of NGOs. The Center provides much needed research and analysis on the human rights situation in Sudan, and its interventions are valued by Human Rights Defenders and policy makers at the regional and international level.

A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported ACJPS's Legal Programme, which is dedicated to promoting respect for human rights, improving access to justice for victims, and ensuring accountability for the perpetrators of human rights violations throughout Sudan. The Programme publishes legal research and analysis, submits reports to human rights monitoring bodies about Sudan’s compliance with its international and regional law obligations, advocates for law reform, and represents victims of human rights violations before domestic and regional tribunals.