Pan African Lawyers Union takes action against Nkurunziza third run for Presidency
The Pan African Lawyers Union and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum filed an application at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for presidential election in Burundi. The countries' constitutional court had previously approved his potential re-election, irrespective of the 2000 'Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement' and Burundi's constitution, according to which the president may only run for two five-year terms.
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered a historic ruling on 5/6/2015 in the case of Norbert Zongo, a Burkina Faso newspaper editor who was murdered together with 3 other people in 1998. The Court ordered Burkina Faso to resume the investigations with a view to finding, charging and trying the perpetrators. The State was also ordered to pay compensation to the spouses, children and parents of each of the four victims. The government has 6 months to report on the progress made.
In the wake of the recent general elections that were held in the SADC region, SADCLA and KAS under its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa convened a stakeholders’ workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa to review the national and regional legal instruments governing elections in the region with the view to recommending best practices for the development of a sound legal environment for elections, democracy and governance.
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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered a historic ruling on 5th June 2015 in the case of Norbert Zongo, a Burkina Faso newspaper editor who was murdered together with 3 other people in 1998.
In the wake of the recent general elections that were held in the SADC region, SADCLA and KAS under its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa convened a two-day stakeholders’ conference with the main aim of contributing [...]
The African Court Coalition in partnership with Senegalese Association of Female Jurists (AJS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa carried out a training and Advocacy workshop in Dakar, [...]
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