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African Human Rights Court Asked to Rule on Legality Of SADC Tribunal’s Suspension

Arusha, Johannesburg 26 November– In a landmark legal request, the African Court on Human and People’s Rights has been asked to use its advisory powers to determine whether the suspension of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal by the region’s leaders was legal or not. The request for an advisory opinion was lodged by […]

Communique of the Inaugural Colloquium of Legal Scholars on the African Human Rights System

Communique of the Inaugural Colloquium Of Legal Scholars On The African Human Rights System, convened by The Pan African Lawyers Union, in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. Legal scholars and practitioners including representatives of African Academic Institutions, Bar Associations, Law Societies and Legal and Human Rights Organizations gathered in Arusha, United Repubic Of Tanzania on […]

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 […]

PALU HAI-5 Initiative Launched

PALU HAI-5 Initiative launched Yaounde, March 2010 The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) today launched the Hai-5 Initiative, to support the recovery and reconstruction of Haiti, following the devastating earthquakes and after-shock tremors that it suffered in January. PALU President, Barrister Akere Muna, who launched the initiative, described it as a joint effort by all […]

New Members Designated to the APR Panel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31st January 2010 The Committee of Participating Heads of State and Government (the APR Forum), which is the highest decision-making authority of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), presided over by the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi, in its Session of 30th January 2010, designated four new […]

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 […]

PALU Peace Awards

In the year 2006, a conflict of many years between Cameroon and Nigeria over the Bakassi Peninsula was peacefully resolved. In the past, leaders of the two countries barely succeeded in avoiding an open conflict only through temporary arrangements. The Pan African Lawyers Union duly recognizes the significance of this important achievement. The Union also […]