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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…

June 26, 2017

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. more…

May 25, 2017


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. more…

March 24, 2017

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. more…

March 21, 2017


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. more…

March 7, 2017


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. more…