Out of Africa: Access to Justice Rwandan-style

The African Press Agency reports that Kigali is the host site for an Access to Justice and Legal Aid Conference hosted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights from December 1-4, 2008.

The conference will include 3 key presentations:
• The Obligation of the State in the provision of legal aid: Experiences and Challenges

• Realising Human and Constitutional Rights: the Use of Strategic Litigation

• Civil Society Initiatives – Roles, Challenges and Impact; and

3 thematic discussions:
I. Paralegalism: Opportunities & Challenges
II. Informal Justice Systems and the Nexus with the Formal System
III. Delivery Models and the use of Litigation

-RFW

PS Thanks to Kate Bladow for pointing us to the site via Twitter.

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