International Criminal Court resumes case against Kenya

The country is accused of refusing to cooperate with the ICC during the investigations against Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya's current President was charged with crimes against humanity he allegedly committed in the post-election violence in 2007/8. In case Kenya's non-compliance is reported to the UN Security Council, the country might face international sanctions. However, the Court's decision on Kenya's willingness to cooperate will in no way affect the withdrawal of Uhuru Kenyatta's case.

Pan African Lawyers Union request for provisional measures to stay presidential elections in Burundi disallowed by EACJ

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum (EACSOF) filed two applications at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for presidential election in Burundi. In a controversial decision the countries' constitutional court had previously approved his potential re-election. PALU's request to stay the election was rejected by the EACJ. EACSOF's reference remains to be heard. more…

Chad ex-leader brought before Senegalese Court

The former President of Chad, Hissene Habre, was forced to appear for trial in Senegal. He is accused of torture and large-scale assassinations during his term of office from 1982 to 1990. It is the first time a former Afircan leader is facing charges for human rights violations before a court in another African country. The historic proceedings, which enjoy full support by the African Union and organisations such as Human Rights Watch, are terminated to last approximately three months.

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2nd International Annual Law Conference

Terrorism: Challenges to emerging democracies in Africa

July 9
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Stakeholders Workshop: Reflections and Prospets of strengthening democracy in the SADC region

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2nd International Annual Law Conference

Terrorism: Challenges to emerging democracies in Africa

During this year's Annual Law Conference distinguished academics, politicians and other stakeholders from all around the world discussed the global phenomenon of terrorism, its origins, its legal implications and possible counter [...] more…

THE COST OF THE 2010 CONSTITUTION: COST ANALYSIS OF THE NEW GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

This paper presented by Dr. Luis Francheschi at the KAS' Haki na Sheria forum held in Nairobi on 9th July 2015 sought to interrogate the Cost of Devolution in Kenya under the new Constitutional dispensation with particular [...] more…

Pan African Lawyers Union request for provisional measures to stay presidential elections in Burundi disallowed by EACJ

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum (EACSOF) filed two applications at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for [...] more…

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