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Appel urgent : Le Burundi au bord de la catastrophe humanitaire

Les organisations de la société civile et populations du Burundi ont lancé un appel pressant aux chefs d’État des organes sous-régionaux (EAC, CIRGL et COMESA), et à l’Union africaine, l’Union européenne, aux États-Unis d’Amérique, aux Nations Unis, ONG internationales et autres partenaires du  Burundi afin qu’ils usent de leur influence en solidarité avec le peuple [...]

Urgent Call: Burundi on the Edge of a Humanitarian Catastrophe

Civil Society Organizations and People of Burundi have issued an urgent call to the Heads of States of the sub-regional bodies (EAC, ICGLR and COMESA), the African Union, the European Union, the United States of America, the United Nations, International NGOs and other partners of Burundi to use their influence in solidarity with the Burundi [...]

Press Release on Two Upcoming Public Hearings at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) against the United Republic of Tanzania, 21-22 May 2015 Arusha, Tanzania.

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) wishes to inform Members and general public that on 21 and 22 May 2015 the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court) will conduct two public hearings for Application No. 006 of 2013:  Wilfred Onyango Nganyi & 9 Others vs. The United Republic of Tanzania and [...]

Communiqué de presse relatif aux deux prochaines audiences publiques de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (CAfDHP) c. République-Unie de Tanzanie,le 21- 22 mai 2015, Arusha (Tanzanie)

L’Union panafricaine des avocats (PALU/UPA) tient à informer ses membres et le grand public que les 21 et 22 mai 2015, la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (la Cour africaine) tiendra deux audiences publiques en la requête n ° 006 de l’année 2013 : Wilfred Onyango Nganyi et 9 autres c. [...]

Two Judgements of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) against the Government of Burundi

Earlier today the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) delivered two Judgements, against the Government of Burundi, in the following cases: – EACJ Reference No. 7 of 2013: Burundian Journalists Union (BJU) (Applicant) vs. Attorney General of Burundi (Respondent) EACJ Reference No. 1 of 2014: East Africa Law Society (EALS) (Applicant) vs. Attorney General of Burundi (1st Respondent) and the Secretary General [...]

Judgement of the Constitutional Court of Burundi with Regard to Eligibility of President Pierre Nkurunziza to Seek Election for a Third Term

Dear Members and friends, Please find attached here the original Judgement (in French) of the Constitutional Court of Burundi with regard to eligibility of President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek election for a third term, as well as an English translation commissioned by the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) here. We welcome any person who wishes to [...]