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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.

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?

The Fight against Sexual and Gender-based violence in Eastern and Southern Africa

The launch of "Who is Who in addressing SGBV" database

REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS IN THE SADC REGION

How can the visibility and credibility of NHRIs be enhanced? How can fruitful networks, partnerships and dialogues between the various actors be established? How can the legal frameworks of NHRIs be improved to guarantee an effective protection of human rights and thus a significant contribution to a society based on fundamental rights, democracy and rule of law?

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON RULE OF LAW AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

The workshop focused on legal realities, barriers and opportunities for women’s economic rights and empowerment in Africa.

CONFERENCE ON REGIONAL MANAGEMENT OF MIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION WITHIN AFRICA AND INTO EUROPE

The conference brought together legal and political scholars, professionals and researchers from Africa and Europe to exchange experiences and discuss several topics in the field of migration and refugee protection.

Stakeholders' Workshop on the Independence of the Judiciary in Africa

The independence of the judiciary lies at the heart of a well-functioning justice system and is the cornerstone of a democratic, market-based society that is guided by the tenets of the rule of law. In any democratic society, the judiciary is relied upon to decide cases impartially and independently free of any undue internal or external pressures and influence. Stakeholders' views available at https://youtu.be/q2lA0gBwLk8

REGIONAL CONFERENCE “LEADERS FOR JUSTICE”

This was the 6th regional conference born out of the idea that a country’s economic development can benefit from the cooperation of regional partners based on strong regional judicial and legal systems.

Annual Jurists Conference 2017

ICJ Kenya in partnership with KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa convened the 2017 Annual Jurists Conference on the theme “The State of Human Rights in Africa: bridging the gap between aspirations, implementation and enforcement” in Mombasa between 21st and 25th November 2017. The main objective of this annual event is to offer jurists a platform to deliberate and contribute to the discourse on emerging rule of law, human rights and justice trends affecting Africa. Judges, Members of Parliament, representatives of constitutional commissions and the police graced the event.

Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa

The 5th Stellenbosch annual seminar on constitutionalism in Africa was held from 19 – 22 September 2017 in Stellenbosch on the theme 'Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa: Revisiting Control Measures and Containment Strategies'. It was jointly convened by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS; the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa; the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)- University of Pretoria and the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy - Dullah Omar Institute, University of Western Cape.

KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice Annual Meeting 2017

KAS’ African Group of Experts on International Criminal Justice held its 2017 annual meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on 24th and 25th August 2017. Dr. Janet Banda, SC, Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of the Republic of Malawi graced the event and delivered the keynote remarks on behalf of Hon. Samuel Tembenu, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of the Republic of Malawi.

Gender and Transitional Justice in East Africa: Exchanging Experiences and Expertise

The conference on Gender and Transitional Justice in East Africa was jointly organized by the KAS' Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa and Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC). Other partners included; The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Prosecuting Conflict- related Sexual Violence Network and Adélia Foundation. The overall objective of the conference was to bring experts together to explore ways forward to ensure women’s full participation in gender perspectives throughout transitional justice processes in East Africa.