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May 17, 2018

False information about KAS-scholarships

Attention, Internet Fraud!

Currently there are circulating on the internet various offers of services for obtaining scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, often at considerable costs. Some websites are using the logo of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation without authorization. If you are interested in the scholarship program, please only use the official website. more…

March 21, 2018

Is this the moment: African leaders sign largest trade treaty

African leaders have signed the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) treaty to create the world’s largest single market. Of the 55 AU member states, 44 signed the agreement establishing the CTFA; 43 signed the Kigali Declaration launching the CFTA and 27 signed the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport which allows for free movement, right to live and establish a business anywhere in Africa. The trade deal will come into force after 22 countries have ratified it.

March 1, 2018

High Court in South Africa declares President Zuma acted unlawfully in dismanting the SADC Tribunal

The High Court in Pretoria ruled that Former President Jacob Zuma acted unlawfully, irrationally and unconstitutionally when he supported and took part in a resolution suspending the operations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal. more…

February 28, 2018

Stakeholders' Workshop on the Independence of the Judiciary in Africa

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the aegis of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa convened a Stakeholders Workshop on the Independence of the Judiciary in Africa in Arusha, Tanzania from 21st to 24th February 2018. The Workshop brought together judges, representatives of national, regional and continental Bar Associations, representatives of the African Union, academia, non-governmental organisations and civil society groups from Africa. Highlights @ https://youtu.be/q2lA0gBwLk8 more…

December 15, 2017

SUPPORTING THE RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA

A highlight of the first decade of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa (2006 -2016). more…

December 4, 2017
Dr. Franceschi sharing his thoughts

HAKI NA SHERIA BREAKFAST MEETING

The latest Haki na Sheria breakfast meeting held on 4th December 2017 in Nairobi was addressed by Dr. Luis Franceschi, Dean, Strathmore Law School on the topic 'Decoding Kenya's Constitutional and Democratic Challenges'. This is a continuous dialogue forum where topical issues pertinent to the rule of law in Kenya and Africa in general are deliberated upon.

November 28, 2017

Annual Jurists Conference 2017

ICJ Kenya in partnership with the KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa convened the 2017 Annual Jurists Conference on the theme “The State of Human Rights in Africa: bridging the gap between aspirations, implementation and enforcement” in Mombasa, Kenya between 21st and 25th November 2017. The main objective of this annual event is to offer jurists a platform to deliberate and contribute to the discourse on emerging rule of law, human rights and justice trends affecting Africa. more…

September 26, 2017

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. more…

August 28, 2017

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. more…

July 26, 2017

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? more…