Pan African African Lawyers Union (PALU)
The Pan African African Lawyers Union (PALU) is the premier continental forum of and for lawyers and lawyers’ associations in Africa.
Established in 2002 to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests, PALU brings together the continent’s regional and national lawyers’ associations, and over 1,000 individual lawyers.
Members of PALU are lawyers, professionals and institutions from various areas of legal practice and professionals that adhere to their vision of seeing a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance.
Vision is to see a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance.
Mission is to advance the law and the legal profession, rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent.
PALU’s governance consists of three bodies (General Assembly, Council and Executive Committee) with complementary responsibilities in terms of policy, strategic and financial oversight. The PALU General Assembly consists of all its corporate and individual members; it meets at least once every three years. The PALU Council is made up of the Presidents of the five regional and fifty-four national Lawyers’ Associations (Bar Associations and Law Societies). See more