Tina Lorizzo

Adjunct Professor

Tina Lorizzo is the founder and Director of REFORMAR. Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), Tina is Research Associate for Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) at the Dullah Omar Institute at the same University. Candidate for a Doctorate in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, she works on Lusophone Africa. Her areas of research are prison reform; police and policing and, in particular, issues related to pre-trial detention, the prohibition and prevention of torture, juvenile justice, constitutionality of criminal law and customary law.



  • REFORMAR – Research for Mozambique (2020) Submission by REFORMAR to the Universal Periodic Review of Mozambique, 3rd Cycle - Thematic Contribution in Relation to Criminal Justice
  •  Petrovic, V., Lorizzo, T., Muntingh, L. (2020 forthcoming) Alternatives to Imprisonment in Mozambique. The implementation of community service orders. 
  •  REFORMAR – Research for Mozambique (2019) Children in conflict with the law. Access to Legal Aid and and Programs of Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration. Rede da Criança.
  •  Lorizzo, T., Petrovic, V. (2019) Powers of arrest curtailed by Constitutional Council of Mozambique – the impact of the 2013 decision. https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/impact-of-2013-decsion.pdf (English and Portuguese)
  •  REFORMAR – Research for Mozambique (2019) Submission by REFORMAR to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Women in Prison in Mozambique for the review of Mozambique’s combined 3 rd to 5th Periodic Report to be considered at the 73rd Session of CEDAW.
  • REFORMAR – Research for Mozambique (2019). An assessment of some aspects of judicial integrity in Mozambique.  Centro de Integridade Publica (CIP). (English and Portuguese)
  •  REFORMAR – Research for Mozambique (2018) Mozambique Thematic Report on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Joint. https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/relatorio-final-direitos-humanos-2018-1.pdf (English and Portuguese)
  •  Lorizzo, T., Petrovic, V. (2018) Desenvolvimentos na abordagem da tortura em Moçambique Um relatório situacional. https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/deselvolvimentos-na-abordagem-da-tortura-em-mocambique.pdf (Portuguese and English)
  •  REFORMAR – Research for Mozambique (2018) Mozambique Thematic Report on the Implementation of the ICCPR in relation to criminal justice In preparation for the Civil Society Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee. https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/moz-iccpr-criminal-justice-reformar.pdf(English and Portuguese)
  •  Lorizzo, T. (2016) Constitucionalidade da Legislação Penal e Penitenciária em Àfrica – Moçambique. Dullah Omar Institute. (English and Portuguese)
  •  Nuvunga, N., Nhamirre, B., Matine, J. Lorizzo T. (2016) Militarização da Formação Policial em Matalane e na ACIPOL é Preocupante. Centro de Integridade Publica (CIP), Newsletter 10/2016 –Maio https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/reformar-cip-05-2016.pdf
  •  Trindade, J.C., Muntingh L., Mota do Amaral, A.J., Lorizzo T., Cruzio, B. (2015) Crianças em conflito com a lei em Moçambique. Em busca de uma estratégia de protecção. UNICEF.
  •  Lorizzo, T. (2015) Muitos problemas que comprometem os direitos dos reclusos em prisão preventiva. Centro de Integridade Publica (CIP), Newsletter 15/2015 –Maio https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/tina-lorizzo_cip-2015.pdf
  •  Lorizzo, T. (2014) The African Commission’s Guidelines on Pre-trial Detention: Implication for Angola and Mozambique. CSPRI-PPJA Occasional Paper No.1, August 2014.
  •  Lorizzo, T. (2013) Submission by the Article 5 Initiative on Policing and Imprisonment for the review of the Mozambique Consolidated Report 1994-2010 to the UN Committee Against Torture to be considered at the 51st Session of CAT. Available at: https://reformar.co.mz/publicacoes/int_cat_ngo_moz_15428_e.pdf
  •  Lorizzo, T. (2012) Assessing the experience of pre-trial detainees in Maputo. South Africa Crime Quaterly No. 42, 2012.