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Highlights from the Constitution-Building Conference now LIVE on YOUTUBE
Author: jacob
Published: Jan 09, 2014

On September 6, 2013 the University of the Western Cape's Community Law Centre hosted a conference on constitution-building in Cape Town. This conference was hosted in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights, the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government Law and Policy. This conference was funded by the Ford Foundation.

Conference papers are now available here!
Author: jacob
Published: Sep 05, 2013

The draft papers for the Constitution-Building in Africa Conference are now available on our interactive programme with the speakers bio's as well as the abstracts.

Judges are key in constitution making
Author: jacob
Published: Sep 05, 2013

In most cases constitution making process cannot be completed without some involvement from judges. Have African judges so far realised the importance of building strong constitutional governance, Sofie Baker Djoumessi Kenfack, International Relations Institute of Cameroon questions? In her talk she looks at the responsibility of the judge in the development of constitutional governance in Africa.

Focus on transitional constitution of South Sudan
Author: jacob
Published: Sep 05, 2013

Speakers at the Constitution-Building in Africa conference will also look at one of the youngest country in Africa, South Sudan. The conference which will take place this Friday is expected to attract people from across the continent. There will be over thirty presentation delivered at this conference centred around four themes; limiting the power of the state; designing state institutions that serve the country; how to achieve a democratic and inclusive process of constitution making; and making a constitution work.

Speakers look into women in the constitution-making process
Author: jacob
Published: Sep 03, 2013

In order to make the constitutional process more broadly inclusive, women and other vulnerable groups in the society should participate in this process. This is according to some speakers who are part of the International Conference on Constitution-Building in Africa on 6 September 2013.

Mark of the 20th anniversary of the SA Interim Constitution
Author: jacob
Published: Aug 30, 2013

The University of the Western Cape's Community Law Centre played an important role in the drafting of the Interim and the Final Constitution and is proud to host a conference to mark the anniversary of the Interim Constitution.

Conference promises accessibility with new media
Author: jacob
Published: Aug 29, 2013

The Constitution-Building Conference in Africa conference is expected to be interactive and be easily accessible even to those who will not be able come to the event with social media and other communication tools. Part of this action-packed and insightful event will be broadcast live on UStream. There will also be a YouTube video to give a glimpse of the proceedings of the event. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook will leverage interaction about this event.

An array of speakers across Africa deliver papers on constitution-building
Author: jacob
Published: Aug 28, 2013

More than 40 speakers from across Africa will deliver their insightful and thought provoking papers during the Constitution-Building Conference which will take place on 6 September in Cape Town. These range of speakers comes from countries like Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Nigeria, Ethopia, Kenya as well South Africa just to mention a few. These speakers will discuss themes such as limiting the state, designing state institutions, democratic and inclusive processes of constitution-making and implementing a constitution.

Conference attracts a panel of eminent speakers across Africa
Author: jacob
Published: Aug 27, 2013

An exciting panel of high profile speakers is expected to spark a conversation on the process of constitution making and implementation, during an International Conference on Constitution-Building in Africa on 6 September 2013. These prominent figures that have been key in constitution making in various countries will be engaging in a conversation, which will reflect on the relevance of the South African transition for constitution building in Africa. This session will be chaired by Prof. NicoSteytler, National Research Chair Multilevel Government, Law and Policy.

Prof. Yash Pal Ghai confirms participation
Author: jacob
Published: Jul 30, 2013

Prof. Yash Pal Ghai will take part in the plenary debate on the relevance of the South African transition for Constitution-Building in Africa.