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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 […]

Statement of the Pan African Lawyers Union on the Recent Xenophobic Attacks in the Republic of South Africa

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), the pre-eminent continental body of lawyers in Africa, condemns in the strongest terms the recent xenophobic attacks against foreigners, mostly other Africans, which have been carried out by a small section of South African society. We urge strong and sustained action from the central and local governments, to ensure […]

Déclaration de l’Union panafricaine des avocats sur les récentes attaques xénophobes survenues en République d’Afrique du Sud

L’Union panafricaine des avocats (PALU/UPA), l’organisme continental par excellence des avocats en Afrique, condamne dans les termes les plus fermes les récentes attaques xénophobes contre les étrangers, pour la plupart d’autres Africains, qui ont été menées par une petite section de la société sud-africaine. Nous demandons instamment une action forte et soutenue des gouvernements centraux […]

Kigali Declaration of the Pan African Lawyers Union on the State of the Rule of Law in Africa

Original Copy (English, PDF) WE the Bar Leaders and Representatives from over forty National and Regional, Bar Associations and Law Societies, sitting as the Council of The Pan African Lawyers.’ Union (PALU) during its meeting held on 12th February 2010, in Kigali, Rwanda, discussed .“Rule of Law Development and Role of Lawyers.” and examined the […]

Declaration on the Situation In Nigeria

The Pan African Lawyers Union, a transcontinental professional organisation bringing together lawyers and jurists of the African Continent and the Diaspora, headquartered in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Member of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union, our Assembly; Having reviewed the situation in Nigeria and the on-going Constitutional Crisis, arising from the long […]

PALU Declaration on the Situation in Guinea

Download (PDF, English) Declaration on the situation in Guinea for the attention of the meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of ECOWAS holding in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 12th October 2009. The Pan African Lawyers Union, a transcontinental professional organisation bringing together lawyers and jurists of the African Continent and the Diaspora, headquartered in Addis […]