Publications

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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

Book Publication: Gender Equality and Political Processes in Kenya

The publication "Gender Equality and Political Processes in Kenya: Challenges and Prospects" (ed. Japhet Biegon) was launched during the Annual Law Conference of the International Commission of Jurists, Kenyan Section in November 2016. This book addresses and summarizes the issue of the Jurists' Conference of 2015, which was implemented in cooperation with the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, ICJ Kenya and the National Gender and Equality Commission. The e-book can be downloaded here. more…

November 12, 2016

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

9th - 12th November 2016, Durban - South 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 which if left unchecked could easily lead to state instability thereby threatening national cohesion. more…

Event Reports | November 12, 2016