Partners

PAN AFRICAN LAWYERS UNION (PALU)

PALU is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations. It brings together the continent’s five regional lawyers’ associations, over fifty-four national lawyers’ associations and over 500 lawyers.
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African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Court) is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
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Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists, Nairobi - Kenya

The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) was established in 1959 and is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, which is registered in Kenya and whose members are primarily from the legal professions and the judiciary. It is a regional office of the International Commission of Jurists, which is headquartered in Geneva. ICJ Kenya's activities focus on promoting and protecting the rule of law, democracy and human rights in Kenya and in the region of East Africa. The Rule of Law Programme has already issued a large number of the very popular publications in cooperation with the ICJ and organises an annual regional conference for jurists.
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The Association of National Human Rights Institutions of East Africa

The Association of National Human Rights Institutions of East Africa

It comprises of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights - wwww.knchr.org; Rwanda National Commission for Human Rights - www.nhri.net; Commission on Human Rights of Burundi; Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance, Tanzania - www.chragg.go.tz; and Uganda Human Rights Commission - www.uhrc.org
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Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria is a human rights organisation, renowned across Africa, with high academic standards. It offers Master's degrees in Human Rights and Democratisation and internships at various human rights organisations. Its academic programme also includes postgraduate degrees and the organisation of conferences and workshops with participants from around the world. Its collaborative work with the KAS covers a range of topics, such as the activities and significance of the International Criminal Court and the SADC Tribunal.
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East African Court of Justice

East African Court of Justice

This regional court, a partner of the Rule of Law Programme for many years, plays a key role in the process of unifying the East African Community (EAC) and views itself as an equivalent of the European Court of Justice.
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Strathmore University, Nairobi - Kenya

The KAS collaborates closely with the Law School of the Strathmore University. The recently established faculty is known for its exceptional commitment to the rule of law and social policy. In events organised alongside the standard teaching programmes, it also dedicates itself to issues to such as the protection of human rights, access to the courts and constitutional development.
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Network of African National Human Rights Institutions

Network of African National Human Rights Institutions

The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) is a regional umbrella body that brings together 44 African National Human Rights Institutions. NANHRI, whose Secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya, is currently registered under Kenyan law as an independent legal entity and has been operational since 2007. The Network seeks to support and strengthen National Human Rights Institutions in Africa as well as to facilitate coordination and cooperation among themselves and between them and other key human rights actors at the regional and international level. National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) generally refer to bodies established by governments to aid in promotion and protection of human rights within their respective jurisdictions through handling complaints and conducting investigations, conducting research, advocacy and educational programmes in line with the Paris Principles.
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Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Intergovernmental Authority on Development

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development was established in 1986. It succeeded the earlier Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD), a multinational body founded in 1986 by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, with a focus on development and environmental control. IGADD's headquarters were later moved to Djibouti, following an agreement signed in January 1986 by the member states. Eritrea joined the organization in 1993, upon achieving independence. The IGAD mission is to assist and complement the efforts of the Member States to achieve, through increased cooperation: *Food Security and environmental protection *Promotion and maintenance of peace and security and humanitarian affairs, and, *Economic cooperation and integration.
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The Greater Horn Horizon Forum

In November 2007, a group of scholars from the Greater Horn region (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) and from the diaspora with support from UNESCO established the Greater Horn Horizon Forum (GHHF). The Forum has come at a time when the people of the region are confronted with some decisive and urgent challenges such as conflicts, poverty and identity problems. The Forum intends to interact with the communities of the region, soliciting their ideas and vision with the aim of forging common approaches in tackling their shared challenges and in charting a mutually beneficial future.
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United Nations Environment

United Nations Environment

UN Environment is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimensions of sustainable development within the United Nations system. UN Environment serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Established during the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in 15th of December 1972, UN Environment has since provided leadership on environmental issues and encourages partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
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