Event Reports

CONFERENCE ON REGIONAL MANAGEMENT OF MIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION WITHIN AFRICA AND INTO EUROPE

The conference brought together legal and political scholars, professionals and researchers from Africa and Europe to exchange experiences and discuss several topics in the field of migration and refugee protection.

Stakeholders' Workshop on the Independence of the Judiciary in Africa

The independence of the judiciary lies at the heart of a well-functioning justice system and is the cornerstone of a democratic, market-based society that is guided by the tenets of the rule of law. In any democratic society, the judiciary is relied upon to decide cases impartially and independently free of any undue internal or external pressures and influence. Stakeholders' views available at https://youtu.be/q2lA0gBwLk8

REGIONAL CONFERENCE “LEADERS FOR JUSTICE”

This was the 6th regional conference born out of the idea that a country’s economic development can benefit from the cooperation of regional partners based on strong regional judicial and legal systems.

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.

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.

KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice Annual Meeting 2017

KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice held its 2017 annual meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on 24th and 25th August 2017. Dr. Janet Banda, SC, Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of the Republic of Malawi graced the event and delivered the keynote remarks on behalf of Hon. Samuel Tembenu, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of the Republic of Malawi.

Gender and Transitional Justice in East Africa: Exchanging Experiences and Expertise

The conference on Gender and Transitional Justice in East Africa was jointly organized by the KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa and Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC). Other partners included; The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Prosecuting Conflict- related Sexual Violence Network and Adélia Foundation. The overall objective of the conference was to bring experts together to explore ways forward to ensure women’s full participation in gender perspectives throughout transitional justice processes in East Africa.

THE RULE OF LAW IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: PROMISES, PROGRESS, PITFALLS AND PROSPECTS

This conference was jointly organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The conference sought to identify and discuss the contemporary challenges to, and reasons for the steady decline in the state of the rule of law in the Sub-Saharan region. It also endevoured to find possible solutions for a progressive future.

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DEMOCRATISATION AGENDA IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: PROGRESS, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

The Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa in collaboration with the SADC LA convened a regional stakeholders’ workshop on 22nd and 23rd May 2017 in Johannesburg under the theme ‘Democratisation Agenda in Southern Africa: Progress, Challenges and the Way Forward’ that sought to contribute to the protection and strengthening of democracy in the SADC region.

FIFTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE

The fifth regional conference addressing requirements for an independent and effective judiciary was held in Dakar, Senegal on 3rd and 4th March 2017

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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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