Inter-African Union of Lawyers (IAUL)

Union interafricaine des avocats

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1980-05-24 Dakar Senegal


24 May 1980, Dakar (Senegal), uniting practising attorneys from D-XD7302 - African Bar Association (AFBA), U-XE0478 - African Institute of Human Rights and D-XD4247 - Arab Lawyers' Union (ALU).


Defend integrity and basic principles of the legal profession; safeguard the independence and freedom of the defence; work towards establishment and strengthening of relations among African lawyers; foster a spirit of solidarity among them; defend and promote public and private freedoms, human rights and the rights of peoples; work for establishment of an international legal order based on justice among nations; set up an efficient legal defence system; support and encourage preservation of the rule of law and independence of the judiciary; participate in efforts to improve legal education in universities.


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Congress (meeting every 3 years); Council; Bureau. Incorporates: African Institute of Human Rights; Commission on Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples.


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GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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