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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]