PALU is the umbrella association of African lawyers and Law Societies. It brings together the continent’s five regional and fifty-four national Lawyers’ Associations, as well as individual lawyer-members. Learn more

SAVE THE DATE: PALU Annual Conference Incorporating a Conference on “Combatting Corruption: The Role of the Legal Profession in Africa” Abuja, Nigeria

* Cliquez ici pour lire en français *Clique aqui para ler em Português On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), I cordially invite members and friends to our 2015 Annual Conference, whose highlight will be the conference on “Combating Corruption: the role of the Legal Profession in Africa”. The [...]

Short Survey on Laws Criminalizing Petty Offences in National Jurisdictions across Africa

Dear Esteemed Colleagues, The Pan African Lawyers Union, in collaboration with a consortium of Civil Society Organisations*, is conducting a survey on criminalisation and penalisation of petty offences across Africa. These laws are often vaguely drafted, overly broad, and mostly used to target specific marginalised communities or groups. Victims of such practices are often subjected [...]

Enquête sommaire sur les lois criminalisant les infractions mineures dans les juridictions nationales en Afrique

Chers collègues, L’Union panafricaine des avocats, en collaboration avec un consortium d’organisations de la société civile*, mène une enquête sur la criminalisation et la pénalisation des infractions mineures en Afrique. Ces lois sont souvent rédigées de manière vague, trop large, et sont surtout utilisées pour cibler des communautés ou des groupes spécifiques de personnes marginalisées. [...]

PRESS RELEASE BURUNDI CRISIS: Upcoming Public Hearing of Ref: 2 of 2015 EACSOF v. The AG of Burundi & 2 others 14/7/2015

On 6 July 2015,  PALU together with EACSOF filed Reference No. 2 of 2015: East African Civil Society of Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) v. The Attorney General of Burundi; Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) and Secretary General of East African Community (EAC). They also filed a Notice of Motion requesting that the East African Court of [...]