Publications

WOMEN AND GIRLS : KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

This booklet is a compilation of the most important articles of the Constitution of Kenya as well as excerpts from relevant legislation and state policies with regard to areas in which women and girls are likely to face discrimination. In addition, this booklet contains a list of institutions where women and girls can seek help if they feel that their rights have been violated.

African Perspectives on the future of the ICC

The ICC is at crossroads! Galvanised by the experiences of African states and communities, the thirst for reform and change is palpable. In the wake of the Final Report of the Independent Expert Group and in advance of this year’s Assembly of States Parties of the ICC, we hope that the reflections and commentaries in our video gallery will ignite meaningful conversations.

African Human Rights Law Journal

The African Human Rights Law Journal (AHRLJ) is a leading peer-reviewed journal focusing on human rights related topics of relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa. As democratic practices and the protection o f human rights struggle to become rooted in Africa, the Journal aims to contribute towards strengthening indigenous African scholarship.

ASSESSING THE CURRENT SITUATION OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Despite the concept of the independence of the judiciary being integral to the doctrine of separation of powers, the judiciary is perceived as the weakest institution among the three arms of government in most Sub Saharan African countries. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has only served to exacerbate interference with the justice machinery and in so doing hindered the independence of the judiciary.

SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN TIMES OF COVID-19 IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Women face a higher risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. A recent study by UN Women found that reports of violence against women, and particularly domestic violence, have increased in several countries as security, health, and financial worries create tensions and strains accentuated by the cramped and confined living conditions of lockdown.

International Criminal Justice in Africa, 2019

This is the 7th edition of the publication. Like the previous editions, it covers a wide range of issues relating to legal instruments, judicial decisions, policies and practices focused on the fight against impunity of international crimes in Africa as articulated by Africans from the African perspective.

CALL FOR BIDS - WEBINAR SERVICE PROVIDERS

KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa is looking for Webinar Service Providers. Submit your application by 23.5.2020 if you are interested.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Theme “Assessing the implications of Covid-19 pandemic regulations on human rights and the rule of law in Africa”.

SETBACK FOR THE AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM

Benin and Cote d’Ivoire have withdrawn their Declaration under Article 34(6) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights that grants individuals and NGOs direct access to the Continental Court.

PURSUING GOOD GOVERNANCE: ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE IN COMMON-LAW AFRICA

This book seeks to contribute towards the realisation of fair, effective and independent administrative justice system in Africa for greater accountability.