22.02.2018
By stripping the ACJHR of the power to prosecute Africa’s leaders have the AU scored an own goal?

By stripping the ACJHR of the power to prosecute Africa’s leaders have the AU scored an own goal?

0 Governance, Human Rights, Humanitarian, LEAP

At a closed-door session over the weekend of 28-29 June 2014, the assembly of the AU granted sitting African leaders immunity from prosecution at the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.  Incumbent leaders and “senior state officials based on their functions” who allegedly committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity will not be […]

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Oil and gas can contribute to development in Africa despite falling oil prices

Oil and gas can contribute to development in Africa despite falling oil prices

0 Energy, gas, Governance, oil

When oil or gas is found in sub-Saharan African countries, expectations flare at the prospect of revenues that can be spent on social expenditure like health and education.   However, the fall in global oil prices highlights the importance of long-term productive investments. A strategy for the development of industries and infrastructure may therefore not […]

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LEAP Conference discussion feed – contribution from Malcolm Dowden

LEAP Conference discussion feed – contribution from Malcolm Dowden

1 Governance, Human Rights, Land/Environment, LEAP

Consultant at Charles Russell LLP and Director at Law2020 LLP   During a recent Law Society workshop in Dar es Salaam on Public Private Partnerships for infrastructure projects two key issues with rule of law implications emerged:   1. Ensuring that infrastructure projects (eg transport) recognise and protect community land rights. In this context, we […]

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