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

16th - 17th August 2016

The workshop was held in Nairobi and brought together jurists, business representatives and further academics from across the whole region of the Greater Horn of Africa: Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Uganda, Somalia, Somaliland and South Sudan. more…

Event Reports | August 17, 2016

Prosecuting Sexual Violence Crimes in National and International Contexts: Exchanging Experiences and Expertise

4th - 5th August 2016

The 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. 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. A detailed report can be downloaded here. more…

Event Reports | August 5, 2016

Climate Change and Energy Security in the Anthropocene. Africa in the Light of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement

published in: KAS International Reports: Climate. Energy. Security. (Issue 2/2016)

Africa is affected particularly strongly by the impacts of climate change. The continent, home to 1.2 billion people, many of whom live below the poverty line, is experiencing more frequent instances of drought and torrential rain. The implementation of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement of December 2015 will depend substantially on the steps African states will be prepared to take to drive their further development while making efforts to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases. more…

Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel, Dr. Arne Wulff | July 18, 2016

Conference on the Implementation of Modern African Constitutions

This conference organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa, sought to provide a better understanding of the challenges to constitutional implementation in Africa so as to draw attention to the causes of regression in constitutionalism and endeavour to suggest solutions to the same. more…

Event Reports | June 30, 2016

It is life imprisonment for Chad’s Former President Hissène Habré

The trial of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré which began on 20th July 2015 before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal came to an end on 30th May 2016with a guilty verdict against the former dictator and military ruler for crimes against humanity, war crimes as well as torture. He was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. more…

June 2, 2016