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ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN LAWYERS UNION

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations. PALU was founded in 2002, by African Bar leaders and eminent lawyers, to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests. It brings together the continent’s five regional lawyers’ associations, over fifty-four national lawyers’ associations and over 500 lawyers.

 

Our vision is to see a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance.

 

Our mission is to advance the law and the legal profession, rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent.

 

PALU’s governance consists of three bodies (General Assembly, Council and Executive Committee) with complementary responsibilities in terms of policy, strategic and financial oversight. The PALU General Assembly consists of all its corporate and individual members; it meets at least once every three years. The PALU Council is made up of the Presidents of the five regional and fifty-four national Lawyers’ Associations (Bar Associations and Law Societies)... Read more

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In the Reference No. 002/2017: Media Council of Tanzania (1st), Legal and Human Rights Centre (2nd), Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (3rd) Applicants v. AG of the Republic of Tanzania (Respondent), postponed until further notice. READ MORE

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