Event Reports

African Experts Study Group on International Criminal Justice

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s African Experts Study Group on International Criminal Justice held its 2014 annual meeting in Arusha, Tanzania between November 11th and 14th 2014.

Pan African Conference

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa in conjunction with the Pan African Lawyers Union convened a key stakeholders’ conference to discuss the progress, successes, challenges and prospects of the current and future African Court following the adoption of the International Crimes Protocol in Malabo; as well as the current and future strategies to support the African Human Rights system and ensure protection and promotion of human rights and end to impunity in Africa

Haki na Sheria Forum

KAS held its first meeting under the Haki na Sheria Forum targeting media practitioners to discuss various issues affecting the media in Kenya today, and in particular the place and role of social media. Mr. Christian Elche, the Director of KAS Media Program for Sub Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa made a presentation on the topic entitled "Future of the Internet in Africa: Laws, Regulations and Trends".

Annual Rule of Law Symposium

KAS partnered with the ULS to commemorate this year's annual Rule of Law week with a series of activities culminating into an Annual Rule of Law Symposium. The Symposium on the theme “Labour Rights in Uganda: Making Decent Work a Reality” brought together lawyers, judges, members from the academia, labour specialists, CSOs and workers unions representatives. The keynote address was by Mr. Francis Atwoli, the President of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU.

23RD AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT COURT COMPETITION

The University of Nairobi’s School of Law in conjunction with the Centre of Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with other partners including Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa, hosted the 23rd edition of the African Human Rights Moot Competition, in Nairobi, Kenya between September 1st and 6th 2014. This year’s competition featured 94 students and 47 law professors drawn from 47 universities across Africa.

A CALL FOR RESTORING THE SADC TRIBUNAL

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa held a two-day Round Table to discuss the restoration of the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Tribunal in Pretoria, South Africa.

Negotiating International Treaties: Training Program for African Diplomats

The workshop jointly organized by the African Institute of International Law and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa was to train African Diplomats on how to effectively negotiate international treaties specifically those touching on environment with particular emphasis on climate change.

STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE ON BUDGETARY CONTROL, CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA

KAS and NANHRI convened a Pan-African conference in Entebbe, Uganda to examine the nexus between budgetary control, corruption and human rights in Africa. The most important issue in the context of this conference was not the amounts spent, but rather how they are spent; who controls and monitors this expenditure; and how those responsible are held accountable. The conference brought together delegates from 15 African countries drawn from various sectors and was also graced by Dr. Gaby Schäfer, President of the Budget Control Institution of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

KAS Climate Change Conference Report

on 9th December 2013, the KAS Rule of Law Program organized a conference at the Windsor Hotel in Nairobi introducing the publication "Climate Change: International Law and Global Governance"

Rule of Law Day

This year's annual Rule of Law day was held on 4th October 2013 under the theme “Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in Uganda: A Reality or Façade”

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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