Publications

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

Linking gendered limitations of access to justice to African women’s lack of development has been an area lacking strong research to policy engagement. Accordingly, KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa hosted a workshop in Windhoek, Namibia between 20th and 21st January 2017 to specifically dialogue on these concerns. more…

Event Reports | January 24, 2017

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MODERN AFRICAN CONSTITUTIONS: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

This book endeavours to identify obstacles to constitutional implementation in Africa and, on the basis of good practice, assess how this could be overcome. This study represents a first attempt to draw attention to the issue, and hopes to open a serious debate about it and pave the way for making this issue an integral consideration in constitution-building in the future. The variety of perspectives in this volume should make it appealing to academics, practitioners, policy makers and postgraduate research students interested in the intricacies of comparative African constitutional law. more…

January 20, 2017

Publication: KAS African Law Study Library Vol. 3/2016

This e-book is comprised of several papers following our forth regional conference in Nairobi in Kenya in Autumn 2016. The authors are young legal researchers and experts, providing in several chapters their insights into the issue of: "Requirements for an independent and effective judiciary in Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – current problems in criminal and civil proceedings". Link to the e-book: http://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/2363-6262-2016-3/kas-african-law-study-library-jahrgang-3-2016-heft-3 more…

December 7, 2016

Stakeholders' Conference on Activism against Corruption

22nd - 24th November 2016, Johannesburg - South Africa

The stakeholder’s conference on Activism against Corruption in Africa was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was a follow-up conference to Combating Corruption that was held in Cape Town 2015. The conference was organised in conjunction with “IFAISA” (Institute for Accountability in South Africa) and brought together various actors drawn from the legal, political, private sector, civil society, faith-based organizations, the media, academia, trade unions and State agencies to deliberate on the active role that each sector and individual can play towards fighting corruption in Africa. more…

Event Reports | November 25, 2016

Event Report: Symposium on the Rule of Law in Africa

Ten Years of KAS’ Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa: Results, Challenges and Prospects

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. The symposium was officially opened by Kenya’s new Chief Justice David Maraga and tackled various thematic areas pertinent to the rule of law in Africa. more…

Event Reports | November 17, 2016