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 @ more…

December 15, 2017


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


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…

July 18, 2017

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. more…

July 3, 2017

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 more…