News

Page 4

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…

September 2, 2016

Regional Conference on Requirements for an independent and effective Judiciary in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a regional conference for young legal researchers from Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to exchange their experiences and expertise regarding requirements for an independent and effective judiciary. The conference was held on 2nd and 3rd September 2016 in Nairobi. more…

August 17, 2016

Workshop on Alternative Approaches to Democratization in the Greater Horn of Africa

The workshop about alternative approaches to democratization was held in Nairobi on the 16th & 17th August 2016 and brought together academics from the Greater Horn of Africa including scholars from Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Uganda, Somalia, Somaliland and South Sudan. The different panels focused on how far each country had come in terms of democratization and in what ways, and how improvement could still be made. more…

August 5, 2016

Prosecuting Sexual Violence Crimes in National and International Contexts: Conference on 4th&5th August 2016 in Nairobi

The two-day conference was held at Strathmore University in Nairobi by the Strathmore Institute of Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC). It brought together experts coming from the legal system, the NGOs that work on the ground and the medical sector, enhancing them to exchange experiences and expertise. Together they presented what they have accomplished so far in that field and which challenges concerning the topic of sexual violence are ought to be fought. more…

June 30, 2016

Implementing modern Constitutions in Africa: Challenges and prospects

The KAS in collaboration with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, convened a stakeholders' conference on 'Implementing modern African Constitutions: Challenges and prospects' - with the aim of providing a forum to interrogate and understand the causes of regression in constitutionalism in Africa vis-a-vis the available opportunities. In attendance: Legislators, lawyers, judges, scholars and activists from 15 African countries. more…

June 1, 2016

Hissène Habré sentenced to life imprisonment

In a landmark ruling of 30th May 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal found the former Chadian dictator and military ruler, Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes as well as torture and subsequently sentenced him to life imprisonment. more…

May 24, 2016

Focus on Africa

Nigeria: Chibok girl rescued; South Africa: Prosecutor to appeal court order to reinstate corruption charges against Jacob Zuma; DRC: Political crisis deepens; Burundi: Peace talks held in Tanzania more…