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Social Justice

CAJADís main preoccupation is to promote the respect for Human Dignity and Good Governance as fundamental tools for development, especially among the grassroots masses. The advancement of Human Rights in our communities will enable the population to build a more harmonious society and contribute in defining their future. Over the years, CAJAD has embarked on many activities to foster human dignity and Equitable Justice in our society

Legal Assistance to victims of Human Rights Abuses/violations

CAJAD receives cases of human rights violations/abuses from individuals/groups in our communities and legally assists victims to seek redress in courts.

CAJAD pays regular visits to prisons and detention cells within our work zones to assess treatment given to inmates, and follow up for redresses where conditions are deplorable.

Human Rights and Civic Education

CAJAD organizes Human Rights and civic classes in primary and secondary schools, together with community associations, in our intervention zone. Beneficiaries are drilled on key provisions of some human rights text, notably the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the Rights and Duties of a citizen.

Legal practice

CAJAD reinforces the capacity of judicial officials on application of Human Rights in Legal Practice, so as to familiarise them with Human Rights Conventions and Pacts ratified by Cameroon for consideration in judgements delivered.

Informal justice

The respect of Human Rights in informal justice system is equally necessary to boost the rule of law. In this light, CAJAD enhances the application of Human Rights norms in judicial procedures and activities of informal justice institutions which are largely solicited by local populations for conflict resolution.

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