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SADC Standard Minimum Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Detainees

Under its human rights programme, the SADC Lawyers’ Association (SADCLA) has produced Southern African Development Community (SADC) Minimum Standards on the Treatment and Management of Detainees (“Guidelines”), which were adopted by the SADCLA Annual General Meeting on 23rd August, 2014 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. These guidelines will apply to the management of detainees in pre-trial [...]

Directives standard minima de la SADC pour le traitement et la gestion des détenus

Dans le cadre de son programme de droits de l’homme, l’Association des Avocats de la SADC (SADCLA) a produit des directives standards minima relatives au traitement et à la gestion des détenus (Directives), qui ont été adoptées par l’assemblée générale annuelle de la SADCLA le 23 août 2014 à Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Ces directives s’appliquent [...]

The African Court Appoints a New Bureau

At the beginning of the 34th Ordinary Session of the African Court, on 8 September 2014, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights elected a new Bureau for a period of two years. The incoming Bureau is composed of: Honourable Justice Augustino S. L. Ramadhani (President) Honourable Lady Justice Elsie N. Thompson (Vice President) [...]

La Cour africaine élit un nouveau bureau

Le 8 septembre 2014, à l’ouverture de la 34e session ordinaire de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples, la Cour africaine a élu un nouveau Bureau pour une période de deux ans. Le nouveau Bureau est composé de : Hon. Juge Augustino S. L. Ramadhani (Président) Hon. Juge Elsie N. Thompson [...]

Commemoration of International Criminal Justice Day

As we commemorate International Justice Day, we at the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), take a pause to celebrate the entry into force of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its importance in fighting impunity and upholding the highest standards of international justice. We also take time to equally applaud the [...]

Commémoration de la Journée de la justice pénale internationale

Alors que nous commémorons la Journée de la justice internationale, nous, à l’Union Panafricaine des avocats (l’UPA), tenons à célébrer l’anniversaire de l’entrée en vigueur du Statut de Rome de la Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) et son importance dans la lutte contre l’impunité et à faire respecter les normes les plus élevées de la justice [...]

PALU General Assembly Elects New Executive Committee and Adopts Recommendations to Curb Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) held its Triennial General Assembly (TGA) and Conference, from 5-7 June 2014, at the Yaoundé Conference Centre, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The TGA and Conference were held under the high patronage of His Excellency Mr. Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon. The Conference, graced by the presence of [...]