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Statement of the Pan African Lawyers Union on the Recent Xenophobic Attacks in the Republic of South Africa

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), the pre-eminent continental body of lawyers in Africa, condemns in the strongest terms the recent xenophobic attacks against foreigners, mostly other Africans, which have been carried out by a small section of South African society. We urge strong and sustained action from the central and local governments, to ensure [...]

A “Walk Against Terrorism” and Call for a Wave of Solidarity Against Terrorism and Violations of Human Rights

PALU joins the National Bar Association of Tunisia in condemning the attack of the National Bardo Museum on 18th March 2015, and presents its condolences to the victims’ families for their loss and to the Tunisian population. The attack has also received the attention of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana [...]

Une « Marche contre le terrorisme » et un appel à une vague de solidarité contre le terrorisme et les violations des Droits de l’Homme

L’UPA rejoint l’Ordre National des Avocats de Tunisie pour condamner l’attaque du Musée national du Bardo, le 18 Mars 2015, et présente ses condoléances aux familles des victimes pour leurs pertes et à la population tunisienne. L’attaque a également reçu l’attention de la Présidente de la Commission de l’Union Africaine, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma exprimant [...]

Strengthening the African Human Rights System: Opportunities and Obstacles

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights invites you to a discussion with international legal experts on the African Human Rights System: Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm, Tuesday March 24, 2015 Place: RFK Human Rights, 1300 19th St NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036 RSVP to: Hannah Wheelwright at [email protected] While Europe and the Americas have long-established, strong [...]

Advancing the Legal Profession, Promoting Human Rights and Good Governance in Africa: Strengthening Ties with African Lawyers

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is pleased to invite you to an evening meeting and interactive dialogue on: Advancing the Legal Profession, Promoting Human Rights and Good Governance in Africa: Strengthening Ties with African Lawyers When: Wednesday 25 March 2015 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Venue: Georgetown University Law Center McDonough 201 600 New [...]

International Women’s Day 2015

Sunday 8 March 2015 was International Women’s Day. PALU took this opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements in our societies as well as advocating for more gender equity and protection of women and girls’ rights. We can agree that despite the global increase in gender equality advocacy, there are still issues happening closer home that risk [...]