Event Reports

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT: BETWEEN THE LAW AND POLITICS

VISIT BY GERMAN FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONL COURT JUDGE PROF HERBERT LANDAU TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FACILITATED BY THE KONRAD ADENAUER STIFTUNG

CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

To promote and strengthen effective measures by state and non-state actors engagement to prevent and combat corruption in Africa.

Visit of judges from the EAC Court

From 5th to 12th of March 2011 a delegation of five judges and the registrar of the East African Community Court of Justice visited German and European institutions, namely the Federal Constitutional Court, the Federal Court of Justice, the Federal Ministry of Justice, the German Judges Academy, the Association of German Judges, the High Court of Berlin, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. They were accompanied by Prof. Roschmann. The visit gave interesting and important insights into the German and European systems.

KONRAD ADENAUER STIFTUNG - ICJ KENYA STAKEHOLDERS' CONFERENCE

Constitutional Change, Democratic Transition and the Role of the Judiciary in Government Reform: Questions and Lessons

Coming soon after the promulgation of the new constitution in Kenya, this conference sought to identify the role of the judiciary and jurists in ensuring that the implementation of the new constitution set good foundation for the realization of the rule of law and constitutionalism in Kenya.

Regional Conference on the Rule of Law in the Great Lakes region

Kurzbericht über die Konferenz zum Rechtsstaatsprogramm in der Great Lakes Region

The forum sought to offer an opportunity to the participants to exchange views, ideas and experiences of their respective countries on pertinent issues relating to the rule of law with the aim of helping them develop common strategies in the resolution of some of the common challenges not only for the benefit of their respective countries in particular but also for the benefit of the entire region in general.

International stakeholders’ conference on the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

This report covers the proceedings of the international stakeholders’ conference on the Optional Protocol to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) that took place at the Whitesands Resort and Spa in Mombasa,Kenya between 2nd and 3rd September 2010. The conference was co-organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) under the aegis of its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa and the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions.

CONSTITUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS IN EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the aegis of its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa facilitated the formation of the Association of The National Human Rights Institutions of the EAC Partner States in 2008 whose main objective is to develop and enhance a common understanding and strategies on the promotion and protection of human rights in the region. The Association's Constitution that governs its operations was adopted in Kigali, Rwanda in April 2010.

Workshop Report

Stakeholders workshop on Decentralization and Administrative law in Francophone Africa held in Dakar, Senegal.

Regional Workshop on the Horn of Africa

KAS convened a regional workshop on the Horn of Africa in Djibouti at a time when the crisis-ridden region is facing defining moments such as the referendum on Southern Sudan’s independence in 2011, the future of the Somali state among others. KAS assembled high ranking government officials and representatives from the academia and the Civil Society to share and draw lessons and experiences from conflicts and different approaches to deal with them both within and beyond the region, and on how to balance cultural and ethnic diversity so as to enhance unity, stability and development.

CONFERENCE REPORT OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

The National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the East African Community (EAC) Conference was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 27th and 28th October 2009. The conference brought together National Human Rights commissioners from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

About this series

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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