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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

Alas!!! It is that time and day of the year when the whole world takes a 'moment' to celebrate and appreciate the Woman. Her achievements, struggles, wins and every nuance attached to being a woman. A time and day of the year when male colleagues take the time to appreciate their female counter-parts; when brothers and sons sing praises to their mothers and sisters; when strangers become champions of women that are thought of having deserved certain accolades in the society at large. And celebrate the Woman we should, but TODAY I choose to declare this year the 'Year of the Woman'.The year that we not only celebrate the Woman for a day, but champion her to new heights and provide platforms to elevate Her; create laws that protect Her physically and economically; advocate to repeal laws that undermine Her and Her intellect; and support Her initiatives. TODAY, I highlight why 2018 will not only be the year of the Woman globally but the beginning of the decade that defined the Woman of today and tomorrow. Although the road to 2018 has been a long and cumbersome one, it has fostered the building of stronger bridges and more alliances to elevate Women, thereby paving the way for continuous growth...

African Human Rights Action Plan 2017-2026.

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African Human Rights Action Plan 2017-2026

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