Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa // The 5th Stellenbosch annual seminar on constitutionalism in Africa was held from 19 – 22 September 2017 in Stellenbosch, South Africa at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). It brought together academics, legal practitioners and civil society representatives from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Botswana, Mauritius, Zimbabwe as well as experts from overseas whose work is focused on the African continent. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-09-26:meldung:57714 Annual Meeting, 2017 // KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice comprising of individuals drawn from various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa working as scholars, researchers and/or practitioners in the field of international criminal law held their annual meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi between 24th and 25th August 2017. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-08-28:meldung:57409 International Reports: Between Aspiration and Reality The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created in 2002 as an instrument against atrocities “that have outraged the conscience of mankind”. More than 120 states have joined since then. The global criminal court continues, nonetheless, to struggle for acceptance. Influential stakeholders such as the USA, China and Russia have not joined the agreement to date, while others are already considering withdrawing from it. Now, where does the ICC stand 15 years after its founding? Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-07-26:meldung:57114 Gender and Transitional Justice in East Africa: Exchanging Experiences and Expertise” // Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC) of the Strathmore University in partnership with PSV Network, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and in the support and collaboration of KAS under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa held a 1 1\2 days conference on Gender and Transitional Justice in East Africa on 6th-7th July 2017 to ensure women’s full participation in transitional justice processes in East Africa. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-07-18:meldung:57017 Steady decline in the state of the rule of law in Sub-Saharan Africa // KAS under the aegis of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in conjunction with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa - University of Pretoria held a stakeholders’ conference on the theme “The Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promises, Progress, Pitfalls and Prospects” in Pretoria, South Africa on 29th and 30th June 2017 in a bid to identify and discuss the contemporary challenges to, and reasons for the steady decline in the state of the rule of law in Africa Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-07-03:meldung:56843 1930 - 2017: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-06-26:meldung:56740 REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DEMOCRATISATION AGENDA IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: PROGRESS, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD // In his key note address, the Hon. (Rtd) Justice Zakeria Mohammed Yacoob (formerly of the Constitutional Court of South Africa)underscored the need for valued-based democracy which goes beyond holding regular elections to one which upholds the principles of freedom, equality and human dignity. Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-05-25:meldung:56214 Bilateral Talks // KAS' Rule of Law Program team comprising of Dr. Arne Wulff, Mr. Peter Wendoh and Ms Marie-Laura Schmitt paid a courtesy call on judge presidents of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania respectively. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100,2017-03-24:meldung:55396 CALL FOR PAPERS // The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa are organising a conference on the theme, “The rule of law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promises, progress, pitfalls and prospects.” The conference will take place in June 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100,2017-03-21:meldung:55375 FIFTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE // The 5th regional conference addressing requirements for an independent and effective judiciary in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo was held in Dakar, Senegal on 3rd and 4th March 2017. It brought together young legal scholars, professionals and researchers to discuss and share experiences in their respective countries on the subject matter with particular emphasis on seeking solutions to the prevailing challenges. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100,2017-03-07:meldung:55215