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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PALU Newsletter – Annual Conference Special Edition

Greetings PALU Members, Patrons & Friends, Last month, PALU held its 13th Annual Conference, on 5 – 7 July 2023, in Livingstone, Zambia under the theme “The Sovereign Debt Crisis in Africa: The Role of The Legal Profession”. The event was organised in...

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The year 2022, this first post-covid year which is coming to an end, has allowed the resumption of face-to-face activities and made travels more flexible. The Pan-African Lawyers Union was able to hold its general assembly, renew its Executive Committee in June and...

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Manual for Litigants when accessing the Ecowas Court of Justice

Press Releases & Statements


Call for Application to PALU Members Committees


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Life Memberships

Special Endowments

Institutional Memberships