The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)

PALU is the premier continental forum of and for lawyers and lawyers’ associations in Africa.

Established in 2002 to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests, PALU brings together the continent’s regional and national lawyers’ associations, and over 1,000 individual lawyers.

Members of PALU are lawyers, professionals and institutions from various areas of legal practice and professionals that adhere to our vision of seeing a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance.

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Latest Posts

African Citizens’ Letter to the United Nations Secretary General On the risk of genocide in Ethiopia

In a collective letter to the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the United Nations, African citizens, human rights organizations and diaspora...

African Citizens’ Letter on Sudan Situation

We stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan and we demand more resolute action from the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on...

AfCHPR – Issues Advisory Opinion on Holding Elections during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), the continental body for lawyers and lawyers’ association, sought an Advisory Opinion at the African Court on...

African Court Rules Vagrancy Laws Unlawful following Filing by PALU for Advisory Opinion

On 4 December 2020, the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights (the Court) rendered a landmark Advisory Opinion on the consonance of the Vagrancy...

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