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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FIREARMS CONTROL BRIEFING GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE VIOLENCE

FIREARMS CONTROL BRIEFING GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE VIOLENCE

0 conflict resolution, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Human Rights, peace and reconciliation, punishment, restorative justice, traditional justice

Fatal firearm crime remains a daily tragedy throughout the world. We are reminded of this scourge by the headline stories of cinema massacres, celebrity murders etc etc.  But these incidents represent the tip of the ice berg and in there absence, violent gun crime and societal violence per se, must never become a forgotten story.   […]

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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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South Africa: Pistorius Convicted of Manslaughter

South Africa: Pistorius Convicted of Manslaughter

1 Featured Posts, Human Rights, LEAP

LEAP invites you to contribute to the debate

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COEXIST – An intervention against all forms of violence against women

COEXIST – An intervention against all forms of violence against women

0 Featured Posts, Human Rights

Taking responsibility – men tackling violence against women A much needed addition to the responses against the systemic violence perpetrated against women the world over. COEXIST is a non-profit organization advancing social cohesion through education and innovation.    

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Mandela – the visionary lawyer laying foundations for the effective rule of law

Mandela – the visionary lawyer laying foundations for the effective rule of law

0 Featured Posts, Human Rights

At the time of Mandela’s death on 5th December 2013, LEAP had not yet launched. Having now done so, we at LEAP feel compelled to offer our impressions of this truly remarkable individual. And what better time to do it than on Mandela Day.   As the global community wipes its tears, and softens its cries […]

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