Event Reports

STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE ON COMBATING CORRUPTION IN AFRICA

Stakeholders from over 10 countries on the continent convened in Cape Town, South Africa to explore possible and viable steps towards effective fight against corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference was jointly organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa and Accountability Now (IFAISA).

FIRST AFRICA COLLOQUIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL RULE OF LAW

Over 160 representatives of Africa's judiciary and law enforcement authorities converged in Nairobi for the 1st Africa Colloquium on Environmental Rule of Law that was jointly organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Office of the Chief Justice of Kenya, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Judiciary Training Institute of Kenya (JTI).

Meeting of the African Expert Study Group on International Criminal Justice

Organized by the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa, the Expert Group meets yearly to elaborate, reflect and evaluate the developments of International Criminal Justice from an African perspective. At this year's meeting in Kigali, Rwanda the group focused on issues such as impunity, immunity of heads of states as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the International Criminal Court.

GIZ cuts funding to Burundi as Nkurunziza begins third presidential term

The GIZ, a leading German development agency, asked the East African Community (EAC) to exclude Burundi from all programmes it funds. As the EAC makes decisions through consensus, this would also have negative effects on the whole regional bloc. The GIZ's decision to cut funds stems from the controversial third term of Pierre Nkurunziza as Burundis President. The US as well as European countries have also threatened with serious consequences.

2nd International Annual Law Conference

Terrorism: Challenges to emerging democracies in Africa

During this year's Annual Law Conference distinguished academics, politicians and other stakeholders from all around the world discussed the global phenomenon of terrorism, its origins, its legal implications and possible counter measures.

THE COST OF THE 2010 CONSTITUTION: COST ANALYSIS OF THE NEW GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

This paper presented by Dr. Luis Francheschi at the KAS' Haki na Sheria forum held in Nairobi on 9th July 2015 sought to interrogate the Cost of Devolution in Kenya under the new Constitutional dispensation with particular reference to its impact on the Country's public finance.

Pan African Lawyers Union request for provisional measures to stay presidential elections in Burundi disallowed by EACJ

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum (EACSOF) filed two applications at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for presidential election in Burundi. In a controversial decision the countries' constitutional court had previously approved his potential re-election. PALU's request to stay the election was rejected by the EACJ. EACSOF's reference remains to be heard.

STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP ON GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE SADC REGION

In the wake of the recent general elections that were held in the SADC region, SADCLA and KAS under its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa convened a two-day stakeholders’ conference with the main aim of contributing towards strengthening of elections, governance and democratization infrastructure in the region. The forum brought together participants representing electoral management bodies, electoral courts, bar associations, civil society organizations, media and academia from the SADC region.

CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

Herausforderung und Chancen des Klimawandels für Justiz, Politik und Entwicklung

KAS and DROP organized a conference on Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change for Law, Policy and Development in Nairobi between 11th and 12th February 2015. The conference brought together international and national legal experts from Eastern Africa who exchanged their views and shared their experiences on climate change related issues mainly from the legal, policy and development perspectives.

Annual Jurists' Conference

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in collaboration with the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists convened the 2014 Annual Jurists’ conference on the theme “Implementing Africa’s New Constitutions: Opportunities, Prospects and Challenges,” in Cape Town, South Africa between November 18th and 22nd 2014.

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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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