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

PRESS RELEASE: “Put Your Money Where Your Mouths Are”- Citizens Tell State Parties to the African Anti-Corruption Convention

“Put your money where your mouths are”- citizens tell state parties to the African Anti-Corruption Convention December 15, 2016-Arusha, as the world celebrated International Anti-Corruption Day, over 75 individuals representing African social movements including youth and faith based organisations, civil society organisations, the academia and research institutions, members of parliament, government officials, African constitutional bodies, […]

Communiqué de presse: « Joignez l’acte à la parole », disent les citoyens aux États parties à la Convention de l’Union africaine contre la corruption

 « Joignez l’acte à la parole », disent les citoyens aux États parties à la Convention de l’Union africaine contre la corruption. Le 15 décembre 2016, à Arusha, à l’occasion de la célébration mondiale de la Journée internationale de la lutte contre la corruption, plus de 75 personnes représentant des mouvements sociaux africains, y compris les jeunes […]

The Position of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) Regarding the African Bar Association (AfBA)

The documented history of the legal profession in Africa is that, previously, from the 1970s, there were a number of continental-level lawyers’ associations, which were divided along linguistic lines. They were of course weak, due to the small number of lawyers then, as well as the significant cost, and other difficulties, of travel across the […]

AU consults stakeholders on the African Human Rights Action and Implementation Plan 2017 – 2027

The African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government at its June 2016 Summit in Kigali declared 2017 – 2027 as the “Human and Peoples’ Rights Decade in Africa”. The AU Assembly also instructed the key AU Human Rights Organs (the African Union Commission, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission […]

L’UA consulte les parties prenantes sur le Plan d’action et de mise en œuvre relatifs aux droits de l’Homme en Afrique 2017 – 2027

Lors de son Sommet tenu en juin 2016 à Kigali (Rwanda), l’Assemblée des chefs d’État et de gouvernement de l’Union africaine (UA) a déclaré la période 2017-2027 «Décennie des droits de l’homme et des peuples en Afrique». L’Assemblée de l’UA a également chargé les principaux organes de l’UA responsables des droits de l’homme (la Commission […]