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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PALU files a Request for an Advisory Opinion

The #PanAfricanLawyersUnion (PALU) has today Tuesday 02 June 2020, filed a Request for an Advisory Opinion before the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights' on the guarantees for the effective protection of the right to participate in Government in Africa. It is...

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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...


Develop a Training Manual and Online Curriculum to Empower Young Advocates to Adopt Ethical and Corruption-Free Standards. The Pan African Lawyers...

Towards a People’s Recovery – Tracking COVID Bailout Stimulus received by Developing Countries

Governments of nine countries in the Global South studied in this report have, on average, provided stimulus measures across the board equivalent to...

PALU and Partners file Uganda election petition filed at EACJ

Six citizens from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania together with PALU have filed a petition at the East African Court of Justice challenging the conduct...

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