The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)

PALU is the premier continental forum of and for lawyers and lawyers’ associations in Africa.

Established in 2002 to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests, PALU brings together the continent’s regional and national lawyers’ associations, and over 1,000 individual lawyers.

Members of PALU are lawyers, professionals and institutions from various areas of legal practice and professionals that adhere to our vision of seeing a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance.

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Newsletter October 2023

Greetings PALU Members, Patrons & Friends, As the year 2023 steadily draws to a close, we would like to express our gratitude to all our patrons and development partners, and most importantly, to you our members, for all the support received during the year,...

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Manual for Litigants when accessing the Ecowas Court of Justice

The African Media Lawyers Network unveiled:
Uniting legal and media in AU Member States

Call for Application to PALU Members Committees


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