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January 24, 2017

RULE OF LAW AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: RHETORIC, CONTESTATIONS AND OPTIONS FOR ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR WOMEN

"Whereas it is the responsibility of every member of the society to make women issues visible, it is the ultimate responsibility of the State to guarantee and protect women's rights" by Rashida Manjoo, Professor, Public Law Department, University of Cape Town and Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences at the official opening of KAS' Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia on 20th January 2017 more…

January 17, 2017

Call for Papers

The Organisers of the Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 5th Annual Seminar which will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa between 19th and 22 September 2017. The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa will be partnering with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study among others, in this venture. more…

November 25, 2016

Stakeholders' Conference on Activism against Corruption

The conference on Activism against Corruption in Africa was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2016. This was a follow-up to the conference on Combating Corruption that was held in Cape Town 2015. The event was organised in conjunction with “IFAISA” and brought together actors from the legal, political, private sector, civil society, faith-based organizations, the media, academia, trade unions and State agencies to deliberate on the role that everybody can play in fighting corruption more…

November 17, 2016

Symposium: Ten Years of KAS’ Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa

From 15th to 16th November 2016, partners, collaborators and friends of the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as invited distinguished guests convened at the Strathmore University in Nairobi to commemorate ten years of its operations on the continent. A symposium to review the past achievements and reflect on the future challenges and prospects was the highlight of this event. more…

November 12, 2016

Annual Jurists' Conference 2016: The State of Democracy and Transition in Africa

The 2016 Annual Jurists’ Conference organised in partnership with the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists addressed the regression in African democracies from different perspectives. Speakers and panellists comprised of scholars, judges, politicians and representatives of the Civil Society from Africa. The discussions dealt with qualities of leadership, involvement of the citizenry in political processes and mechanisms of holding governments accountable. more…

September 27, 2016

Haki Na Sheria Forum - The Nexus between Development and Corruption. Perspective from a practicing Parliamentarian

These regular fora address topical issues affecting Kenya and Africa in general from political, legal, social and economic angles. For this time, the Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa invited Hon. Isaac Mwaura, a Member of Parliament from Kenya, to participate in the early breakfast dialogue forum on 27nd September 2016 as guest speaker to share his point of view on the nexus between development and corruption with the audience. more…

September 22, 2016

Haki Na Sheria Dialogue Forum - 'Is Zimbabwe on the Brink? Perspectives of a Politician.'

The Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa invited Hon. Eddie Cross, a Member of Parliament from Zimbabwe, to participate in this early breakfast dialogue forum on 22nd September 2016 as guest speaker to discuss the current political and economic situation in his home country with the audience, which comprised interested actors from various professional backgrounds in Nairobi, incl. journalists, economists, scholars and political experts. more…

September 21, 2016

Workshop: Reflection on UNEA-2 outcomes and climate change adaptation through a multi stakeholder approach

Knowing that Africa is the most vulnerable continent with regard to the effects of climate change, the Rule of Law Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa partnered amongst others with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to organise a two-day regional workshop on 20-21 September 2016 to reflect on the UNEA-2 resolutions with a focus on climate change as well as the Paris Agreement outcomes, while emphasising on the action points from these processes. A detailed conference report can be downloaded here. more…

September 16, 2016

Workshop for the KAS' African group of experts on International Criminal Justice in Arusha, Tanzania

KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice comprises of individuals drawn from various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa working as scholars, researchers and/or practitioners in the field of international criminal law. The group met on the 15th & 16th September 2016 to discuss pertinent matters related to international criminal justice from the African perspective, in addition to peer-reviewing their respective articles that are published annually. more…

September 9, 2016

4th Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) about Decentralization and Constitutionalism

The conference was held from 7th to 9th September 2016 in the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) and brought together academics from across the continent as well as experts from overseas whose work is focused on the African continent. The African countries discussed included Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, DRC, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Egypt, Tunisia and Mozambique. more…