The Pan African Lawyers Union has released a commentary on the implications of COVID-19 in Africa.

In the commentary, a copy of which was obtained by Courtroom Mail, PALU stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has already affected all aspects of lives of lawyers and their families.

The Commentary is divided into six sections, each commencing with a brief summary of the current situation and then concludes with recommendations. It concluded by calling on all actors to engage in globally coordinated measures. There sections are: –

  1. Measures at the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
  2. Measures taken by lawyers’ associations, law firms and individual lawyers
  3. Measures taken by national governments across Africa
  4. Measures taken by Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Organisations (ROs) in Africa
  5. Measures taken by the African Union (AU) and other continental-level bodies
  6. Emphasizing the importance of the rule of law and human and peoples’ rights in situations of emergency.

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