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September 9, 2014

23RD AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT COURT COMPETITION HELD IN NAIROBI

The University of Nairobi’s School of Law in conjunction with the Centre of Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with other partners including Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa, hosted the 23rd edition of the African Human Rights Moot Competition, in Nairobi, Kenya between September 1st and 6th 2014. This year’s competition featured 94 students and 47 law professors drawn from 47 universities across Africa. more…

September 1, 2014

A CALL FOR RESTORING THE SADC TRIBUNAL

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa held a two-day Round Table to discuss the restoration of the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Tribunal in Pretoria, South Africa. The main objective of the forum was to discuss the implications of the adoption of a new Protocol by the SADC Summit. more…

August 6, 2014

Negotiating International Treaties: Training Program for Diplomats

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa in conjunction with the African Institute of International Law held a training workshop for African Diplomats in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 31st and August 1, 2014. The training's main focus was on how Africa can effectively negotiate international treaties with specific emphasis on the environmental and climate change treaties. more…

August 4, 2014

STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE ON BUDGETARY CONTROL, CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA

KAS and NANHRI convened a Pan-African conference in Entebbe, Uganda to examine the nexus between budgetary control, corruption and human rights in Africa. The most important issue in the context of this conference was not the amounts spent, but rather how they are spent; who controls and monitors this expenditure; and how those responsible are held accountable. The conference was attended by delegates from 15 African countries drawn from various sectors; as well as a guest speaker from Germany. more…

July 3, 2014
Dr. Arne Wulff and Prof. PLO Lumumba

Book Launch

On 3rd July 2014, KAS in conjuction with Strathmore Law School launched 'The Constitution of Kenya, 2010: An Introductory Commentary' authored by Prof. PLO Lumumba and Dr. Luis Franceschi. This is the first book offering an authoritative reference and guide to Kenya's 2010 Constitution. The launch was graced by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Rt. Hon. Baroness Patricia Scotland, former AG of UK among others.

July 2, 2014
Dr. Arne Wulff (L) in discussions with Hon. Justin Muturi (R)

Courtesy Call on the Speaker of the National Assembly

On July 2, 2014, Dr. Arne Wulff and Mr. Peter Wendoh paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Kenya's National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi to discuss pertinent issues of mutual interest for KAS and Kenya's National Assembly and the broader political cooperation between Germany and Kenya.

June 25, 2014

Environmental Crime and terrorism

According to a report compiled by UNEP and Interpol titled’ The Environmental Crime Crisis’, there is a strong link between global environmental crime and terrorism. The report highlights the illegal charcoal trade as the prime financier of the Al-Shabaab terror cell in Somalia which is allegedly involved in most of the terror activities in the East African region. The report also shows that most wildlife crime was committed by well organized cartels.

June 25, 2014

Ghana traders protest foreign invasion

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) is on a 4-day strike to protest against government policies that have allowed foreign nationals to take over the trading of most commodities in the country. GUTA accuses the government of unfair and unjust policies and its inability to effectively monitor and enforce compliance with the law by all the players. It accused the authorities of allowing foreigners to break the law without taking any action thereby perpetuating impunity.

June 23, 2014

Free at last

A Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim who had been convicted of apostasy for marrying a Christian and sentenced to hang has been released. An international outcry erupted over her conviction in May on charges of apostasy (renunciation of faith)and adultery. She was 8 months pregnant when sentenced to suffer 100 lashes and later execution. The lower court had warned Ibrahim to renounce her Christianity by May 15, but she held firm to her beliefs while her lawyer appealed the conviction and sentence.

June 3, 2014

Africa's Economy

AFRICA: MAPUTO JOINT DECLARATION AFRICA RISING - A SHARED VISION FOR SUSTAINED GROWTH AND PROSPERITY more…