Celebrating African Human Rights Day

COMMENT Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime, Lena Scheibinger, Isabelle Zundel 21 October 2021 As we celebrate African Human Rights Day today; we look back at one of the most innovative human rights documents in the world: the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Whilst the standards laid out in this document have led to a…

Still Fighting for the Rights of all Women Worldwide

COMMENT Lena Scheibinger and Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime 15 October 2021 Regular readers of this blog will know that women’s rights was the focus of last month. Nevertheless, the fight for women’s rights continues. One month is not enough to encapsulate the importance, development and barriers regarding women”s rights, therefore, we want to feature this…

Creating Momentum for More Integrationist Judgments in African RECs: Lessons from Van Gend Decision

ANALYSIS Nelson Otieno 08 October 2021 The success of the European economic integration project has influenced similar efforts across the world. Notably, the European experience has proved that regional courts play a pivotal role in fueling success of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) through developing community law and resolving disputes[1]. EU’s success has mainly been pegged…

Messaging Against Single-Use Plastics – Strategies from the Grassroots

The study found that there are a variety of entities that have taken up an active role against the production and use of single use plastics in Malawi. They comprise civil society organizations, environmental activists, journalists and politicians. These organisations and individuals have focused on mesaging that will propel lawmakers into making laws that will…

Advocating Against Plastic Waste in Malawi

Malawi faces significant challenges in dealing with rising levels of waste, despite producing less waste than wealthier nations. In 2019, Lilongwe, the capital city of the country was producing approximately 250 metric tonnes of waste per day and the commercial city of Blantyre was producing 300 tonnes of waste per day, respectively (Hastings M’bawa, 2019). …