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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?

HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE ON PROMOTING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMES

As part of its closing ceremony, the ICTR in collaboration with KAS hosted a high-level roundtable discussions that were moderated by the ICTR Prosecutor and other high-level officials from national and international organizations. Participants included judges, attorneys general, prosecutors among others mainly from African countries that have successfully implemented the principle of complementarity through the development of meaningful accountability measures at the national level.

THE RULE OF LAW AND INVESTMENT CONFERENCE: INVESTIGATING MOTORS FOR DEVELOPMENT

The importance of promoting the rule of law as relates to investments and development has gained recognition in recent years. Promoting the rule of law requires measures to ensure adherence to the principles of supremacy of the law, equality before the law, accountability to the law, fairness in the application of the law, separation of powers, public participation in decision-making, access to information, access to justice, legal certainty, avoidance of arbitrariness, and procedural and legal transparency.

ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY IN POLITICAL PROCESSES

This year's Annual Jurists' Conference on the theme ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY IN POLITICAL PROCESSES, FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: LESSONS FOR AFRICA was jointly organized by The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists and the National Gender Equality Commission and brought together state and non-state political and electoral policy-makers, members of parliament, judges, lawyers, scholars and civil society representatives from various African countries. Dr. Maureen Mwanawasa, former first lady of the Republic of Zambia opened the conference.

STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE ON COMBATING CORRUPTION IN AFRICA

Stakeholders from over 10 countries on the continent convened in Cape Town, South Africa to explore possible and viable steps towards effective fight against corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference was jointly organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung under the auspices of its Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa and Accountability Now (IFAISA).

FIRST AFRICA COLLOQUIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL RULE OF LAW

Over 160 representatives of Africa's judiciary and law enforcement authorities converged in Nairobi for the 1st Africa Colloquium on Environmental Rule of Law that was jointly organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Office of the Chief Justice of Kenya, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Judiciary Training Institute of Kenya (JTI).

Meeting of the African Expert Study Group on International Criminal Justice

Organized by the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa, the Expert Group meets yearly to elaborate, reflect and evaluate the developments of International Criminal Justice from an African perspective. At this year's meeting in Kigali, Rwanda the group focused on issues such as impunity, immunity of heads of states as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the International Criminal Court.

GIZ cuts funding to Burundi as Nkurunziza begins third presidential term

The GIZ, a leading German development agency, asked the East African Community (EAC) to exclude Burundi from all programmes it funds. As the EAC makes decisions through consensus, this would also have negative effects on the whole regional bloc. The GIZ's decision to cut funds stems from the controversial third term of Pierre Nkurunziza as Burundis President. The US as well as European countries have also threatened with serious consequences.

2nd International Annual Law Conference

Terrorism: Challenges to emerging democracies in Africa

During this year's Annual Law Conference distinguished academics, politicians and other stakeholders from all around the world discussed the global phenomenon of terrorism, its origins, its legal implications and possible counter measures.

THE COST OF THE 2010 CONSTITUTION: COST ANALYSIS OF THE NEW GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK

This paper presented by Dr. Luis Francheschi at the KAS' Haki na Sheria forum held in Nairobi on 9th July 2015 sought to interrogate the Cost of Devolution in Kenya under the new Constitutional dispensation with particular reference to its impact on the Country's public finance.

Pan African Lawyers Union request for provisional measures to stay presidential elections in Burundi disallowed by EACJ

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the East African Civil Society Organisation's Forum (EACSOF) filed two applications at the East African Court of Justice to review the legality of Pierre Nkurunziza third run for presidential election in Burundi. In a controversial decision the countries' constitutional court had previously approved his potential re-election. PALU's request to stay the election was rejected by the EACJ. EACSOF's reference remains to be heard.