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PALU established its Executive Committee in Arusha, Tanzania,in January 2010, this was in order to be proximate to — and provide a platform for its members to engage — the nascent African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which also has its seat in Arusha. There are processes in place to upgrade this Court to be the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, which will thus handle interstate and, possibly, Regional Economic Community (REC) matters, in addition to its important human and peoples rights protective mandate. There are also AU Assembly Decisions towards extending the African Court's jurisdiction to encompass a range of international crimes, which would further increase its profile, pre-eminence and possible value to African lawyers, human rights activists, business people and citizens in general.

PALU Executive Committee 2018-2020

Mr. Emeka Jude Phillipe OBEGOLU - President Mr. Kari ABDOUL BAGUI - Secretary General Mr. Koffi Sylvain ATTOH-MENSAH - Deputy Secretary General
Mr. Coco Kayudi MISAMU -

Vice President - Central Africa

Mr. Paul Revocatus KAUNDA-

Vice President - Eastern Africa

Ms. Fathia Hedhili MESSOUS-

Vice President - Northern Africa

Mr. Gilberto Caldeira CORREIA -Vice President - Southern Africa Mr. Yayé MOUNKAILA -

Vice President -Western Africa



Mr. Donald Deya Omondi -

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Rugemeleza Nshala -

President, Tanganyika Law Society, Host Bar

PALU Executive Committee (2009-2013)

  1. President: Mr. Akere T. MUNA (Cameroon)
  2. Vice President for Central Africa: Mr. Vincent KARANGWA (Rwanda)
  3. Vice President for Eastern Africa: Mr. Hashim AL JA’LY (Sudan)
  4. Vice President for Northern Africa: Mr. Mohommed JMOUR (Tunisia)
  5. Vice President for Southern Africa: Mr. Elijah BANDA (Zambia)
  6. Vice President for Western Attica: Mr. Mame Adama GUEYE (Senegal)
  7. Secretary General: Mr. Akintola Anthony AKINBOTE (Nigeria)
  8. Deputy Secretary General: Mr. Bruce KYERERE (Uganda)
  9. Treasurer: Prof. Tom Odhiambo OJIENDA (Kenya)
  10. Member: President, Ethiopian Bar Association: Mr. Seleshi KETSELA (Ethiopia)
  11. Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Donald DEYA

PALU Executive Committee (2014 - 2017)

1.President – Mr. Elijah Chola BANDA, SC (Zambia)

2. Vice President – Central Africa: Mr. Gabriel SINARINZI (Burundi)

3. Vice President – Eastern Africa: Mr. Eric Kyalo MUTUA (Kenya)

 4. Vice President – Northern Africa: Mr. Rached BARKACHE (Tunisia)

5. Vice President – Southern Africa: Ms. Maureen KONDOWE (Malawi)

6.Vice President – Western Africa: Mr. Emeka Jude Phillipe OBEGOLU (Nigeria)

7. Secretary-General - Mr. Kari ABDOUL BAGUI (Cameroon)

8. President of TLS - Ms. Fatma Karume (Tanzania)

9. Deputy Secretary-General - Ms. Gigi REID-MILES (Swaziland)

10.Treasurer - Mr. Bruce Kwarisiima KYERERE (Uganda)

11. Chief Executive Officer (Ex Officio): Mr. Donald Omondi DEYA (Kenya)