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Online-Seminar

Independence of the Judiciary in Sub Saharan Africa

Assessing the current situation of the Independence of the Judiciary in Sub Saharan Africa. Register here: bit.ly/JudiciaryAfrica

Online-Seminar

SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

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

Online-Seminar

IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC REGULATIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW IN AFRICA

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria is pleased to invite you to this online seminar that seeks to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic regulations on human rights and the rule of law in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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.

Women’s Land Rights in Africa: Reflections on Remedying Normative and Cultural Exclusion

This is the report of the third session on Women’s Land Rights and Development in Africa: Reflections on Addressing and Remedying Normative and Cultural Exclusion.

Women’s Land Rights in Africa: Legal Enforcement & Promotion of Participation in Land Administration

This is the report of the second session on Women’s Land Rights and Development in Africa that focused on the Legal Enforcement and Promotion of Participation in Land Administration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’).”

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.

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.

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.