Tina Lorizzo

Researcher (part-time)

Tina Lorizzo is an ACJR Research Associate working in Lusaphone Africa. Tina holds an LLM in Criminal Justice from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a BA and LLB in Law from the University of Bologna, Italy. She is a Ph.D. candidate with the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa at UCT. Her current interests are in prison reform, victimology, police and policing and the dynamics between the justice system and customary law in Lusaphone Africa. Her doctoral research focuses on the relationship between the state and its justice system with other mechanisms of conflict resolution. She also works on issues of pre-trial detention and the prohibition of torture and other ill- treatment. Tina has worked as a lawyer for the Institute for Legal Aid (Instituto Patrocinio e Assistência Jurídica, IPAJ) in Maputo, and is a founding member of REFORMAR (Research for Mozambique). She is fluent in Portuguese.