The African Convention on IDPs to come into force on the 6th of December 2012

 The AU Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (the Kampala Convention) comes into force today, 30 days after the deposit of instruments of ratification by Swaziland, the 15th Member State of the African Union to ratify the Convention. It has also been ratified by Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, […]

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 […]

Communique of the Inaugural Colloquium of Legal Scholars on the African Human Rights System

Communique of the Inaugural Colloquium Of Legal Scholars On The African Human Rights System, convened by The Pan African Lawyers Union, in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. Legal scholars and practitioners including representatives of African Academic Institutions, Bar Associations, Law Societies and Legal and Human Rights Organizations gathered in Arusha, United Repubic Of Tanzania on […]

Kigali Declaration of the Pan African Lawyers Union on the State of the Rule of Law in Africa

Original Copy (English, PDF) WE the Bar Leaders and Representatives from over forty National and Regional, Bar Associations and Law Societies, sitting as the Council of The Pan African Lawyers.’ Union (PALU) during its meeting held on 12th February 2010, in Kigali, Rwanda, discussed .“Rule of Law Development and Role of Lawyers.” and examined the […]

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 […]