Publications

SUPPORTING THE RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA:10 YEARS OF THE RULE OF LAW PROGRAM FOR SUB SAHARAN AFRICA

This publication highlights the activities, challenges and achievements of the Rule of Law Program for the period 2006 to 2016. more…

December 15, 2017

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

Andrea Ellen Ostheimer | December 6, 2017

Annual Jurists Conference 2017

ICJ Kenya in partnership with 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 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. Judges, Members of Parliament, representatives of constitutional commissions and the police graced the event. more…

Event Reports | November 28, 2017

LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR POLITICAL PARTIES IN SELECTED COUNTRIES OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

This booklet provides information on the legal framework that regulates the establishment and functioning of political parties in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides comparable provisions from former colonies namely France, Great Britain and Germany. The booklet is enriched by the impressions of various staff members of KAS in the field who provide information on the aspiration as espoused in the legal framework and the reality on the ground. more…

October 16, 2017

Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa

The 5th Stellenbosch annual seminar on constitutionalism in Africa was held from 19 – 22 September 2017 in Stellenbosch on the theme 'Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa: Revisiting Control Measures and Containment Strategies'. It was jointly convened by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS; the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa; the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)- University of Pretoria and the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy - Dullah Omar Institute, University of Western Cape. more…

Event Reports | September 26, 2017