ANCL-RADC Biennial Conference

The ANCL-RADC Biennial Conference, hosted by the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Law commenced on Thursday, October 28, 2021, virtually. This conference follows and builds on the discussions initiated at the 2018 conference in Gaborone, Botswana on the theme “Courts, Power and Constitutional Law in Africa” and during a webinar in 2020 which was a commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kenya. This year’s hybrid conference offers a reflection on the status of constitutionalism in Africa through the lens of the aspirations, performance, and challenges of Checking the tide of democratic regression in Africa.

During the opening ceremony, the Associate Vice-Chancellor- Research, Innovation & Enterprise, Prof. M. Jesang Hutchinson noted that "during the last two decades or so, a number of African countries have made remarkable gains from the pursuit of the ideals of democracy and constitutionalism. Their efforts translated to benefits for the entire continent as well. There is still a lot of work to be done, but certainly, we cannot go back on the progress made so far.  This is the spirit in which the ANCL-UoN Biennial conference is taking place. I am certain that the conference participants will benefit immensely from the presentations and panel discussions which have been lined up to tackle the important issues of our time".

ANCL-RADC Biennial Conference is the second of a series of conferences to be hosted by the University of Nairobi during the Research Week which will be held between November 22 and November 26, 2021.