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Africa Rule of Law Conference for Sustainable Development Report

Date of Publication: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
About This Publication: 
IDLO and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania co-hosted a Pan-African conference in Dar es Salaam on June 1, 2016, which focused on the theme ‘Achieving the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as a Driver of Africa’s Sustainable Development’. The two-day conference, which was made possible with the support of the Government of Italy, gathered more than 100 mainly African participants from over 18 countries and aimed to provide a platform to exchange knowledge, experience and good practice to further advance the rule of law and access to justice in Africa as integral elements in achieving sustainable development. Participants addressed Africa-specific rule of law challenges relevant to development within five thematic areas, which have been highlighted in this report. The conference then concluded with consensus that an Africa-wide collaboration on strengthening the rule of law will play a key role in realizing global and regional development goals, and an agreement was reached on several core areas for concrete action to take forward in collaboration with IDLO and its larger Africa Initiative.