Events

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Online-Seminar

Impact of COVID-19 on the Right to Health in Africa

This webinar will seek to interrogate the present health systems, evaluate the existing challenges from the legal and policy frameworks and consider emerging opportunities.

Online-Seminar

Women’s Land Rights and Development in Africa: Contesting Normative and Cultural Exclusion

INTRODUCING WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS, NORMATIVE AND CULTURAL EXCLUSION IN AFRICA
This is a 3-part online seminar that seeks to create a platform for engagement on the structural relationship between formal and informal law in Africa as relates to property rights, land in particular, and how it is allocated and dispossessed. This will be discussed from the vantage point of gender. Interrogating how gendered access to land, has been and continues to be delineated through law in post-colonial Africa. The sessions will cover inter alia co-ownership, joint-registration, equality and inheritance, budgets and the political commitment to equitable access, legal recognition of customary land tenure and women’s rights as well as women’s participation in land administration.

Online-Seminar

WEBINAR - IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN EASTERN, SOUTHERN AND WEST AFRICA

This webinar will seek to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the rule of law and human rights in Africa with particular emphasis on Access to Justice in Eastern, Southern and West Africa. Webinar on Southern Africa will be held on 3rd June 2020 between 10am - 1pm (SAT) while the one on Eastern and West Africa will be held on 4th June 2020 between 10am - 1pm (EAT).

Expert conference

Southern Africa after the Election Year 2019

In May 2019 the African National Congress (ANC) won another, though this time unconvincing, electoral victory in South Africa. President Ramaphosa has to deal with a difficult political and economic situation after the “State Capture” of the network around former president Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa’s “New Dawn” pledges of economic growth and anti-corruption have so far not been implemented with the desired effectiveness, not least due to intra-party disputes within the ANC. At the same time, the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), struggles to find a new strategy after internal disputes and the election of a new leadership which raises new questions about the role of opposition parties and coalition building.

Workshop

WORKSHOP ON THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DURING ELECTIONS IN ETHIOPIA

The workshop intends to offer participants an opportunity to identify the most common and prevalent human rights violations during elections in Ethiopia with a view to devising effective and viable ways that CSOs can actively participate in the realization of free and fair elections as well as safeguarding fundamental human rights and freedoms during electioneering period.

Expert conference

Conference on International Law and Justice for Victims of the Gross Human Rights Violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The Conference will seek to address the central question: Does the current international legal framework provide adequate recourse for victims of sexual and gender-based violence?

Congress

Annual Jurists’ Conference on Technology, Development and the Rule of Law

The Conference will examine the future of the rule of law in the context of technology and development. Specifically, it will evaluate threats and challenges, identify gaps in legislative and policy frameworks with a view to suggesting plausible and practical recommendations.

Workshop

WORKSHOP ON JUDICIAL CORRUPTION AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY IN AFRICA

The workshop will bring together some of the leading players on the continent including judges, lawyers, representatives of Judicial Service Commissions, representatives of regional Bar and Bench Associations and representatives of select civil society organisations working in the area of access to justice and administration of justice in general to discuss inter alia, the gravity of judicial corruption, its impact on the independence of the judiciary in general and the right to access to justice in particular; effective and viable ways of fighting judicial corruption in Africa as well as identify best practices from their respective countries and regions.

Seminar

SEMINAR ON CONSTITUTIONALISM IN AFRICA

This is the 7th Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa which will focus on Constitutionalism and the Economy in Africa.

Expert talk

Annual Workshop on International Criminal Justice in Africa

This is an annual meeting of KAS' African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice. The group comprises of academics, researchers and legal practitioners drawn from Africa with keen interest and expertise in International Criminal Law.

Event Reports

Impact of COVID-19 on the Right to Health in Africa

The online seminar sought to interrogate the impact of COVID-19 on the right to health from an African perspective.

Event Reports

INTRODUCING WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS, NORMATIVE AND CULTURAL EXCLUSION IN AFRICA

This is the report of the first of a three-part series seminar on Women’s Land Rights and Development in Africa held on 20th July 2020.

Event Reports

16TH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ SEMINAR: JUDICIAL POWER IN MODERN SOCIETY

The Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa supported the participation of African students from Kenyatta University at the 16th International Students’ Seminar that was held in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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2019 ANNUAL JURISTS’ CONFERENCE (AJC)

The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya) in collaboration with KAS convened its 21st Annual Jurists’ Conference (AJC), under the theme “Technology, development and the rule of law: Challenges, options and emerging opportunities” in November 2019.

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CONFERENCE ON JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF THE GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION OF SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Key actors met in Johannesburg on 27th to 29th November 2019 to address the central theme, “Whether the current international legal framework provides adequate recourse and justice for victims and survivors of the gross human rights violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (‘SGBV’).”

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WORKSHOP ON JUDICIAL CORRUPTION AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY IN AFRICA

The workshop will bring together some of the leading players on the continent including judges, lawyers, representatives of Judicial Service Commissions, representatives of regional Bar and Bench Associations and representatives of select civil society organisations working in the area of access to justice and administration of justice.

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ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY MOVEMENT IN AFRICA

KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with Adv. Paul Hoffman (SC), Director of Accountability Now (IFAISA) South Africa and in partnership with universities in Nairobi, launched the ‘Anti-Corruption and Accountability Movement in Africa’ campaign that seeks to actively involve the youth in the fight against corruption in Africa.

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THE SEVENTH STELLENBOSCH ANNUAL SEMINAR ON CONSTITUTIONALISM IN AFRICA

KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with STIAS organized the 7th Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa on the theme - Constitutionalism and the Economy.

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE KAS’ AFRICAN GROUP OF EXPERTS ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Annual meeting of KAS‘ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice held in Arusha, Tanzania

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Haki na Sheria Dialogue Forum

On 27 August, the KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa held its latest Haki Na Sheria Dialogue Forum which was graced by Lady Justice Dr. Sibylle Kessal-Wulf