About the platform

This Pan-African platform serves as an information clearinghouse on all aspects of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) agenda, including charters, protocols, communications, relevant legal decisions, policy, implementation, monitoring, and related material. The overall objective is to build effective collaboration between African citizens and civil society organisations on the one hand, and AGA members on the other, to strengthen implementation of the AGA platform’s agenda with respect to democracy, governance, and human rights. Our specific goals are to:

  • Increase overall awareness of the AGA agenda and popular perceptions about democracy, governance and human rights among civil society organisations (CSOs) and AGA members
  • Supply complete, accurate and re-usable AGA information to allow AGA and CSOs to work towards shared goals
  • Capacitate civil society on all levels to access, interpret and effectively use AGA information
  • Strengthen monitoring, develop insights, and improve national-level implementation by developing linkages between regional and member-states’ law and policy.

This platform is developed and maintained jointly by AfricanLII and Laws.Africa with funds from the European Union, the Indigo Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust. The initial phase of the project runs from 2021 to 2024.

Platform developers

AfricanLII is a programme of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit at the Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town. AfricanLII helps governments, academia and non-profit organisations publish the law of African countries for sustainable open access. AfricanLII hosts curated collections on various subjects of African law, such as human rights, the environment, commercial law and finance.

AfricanLII convenes a network of 16 African LIIs - a collaborative group of governments, organizations, and individuals in Africa, dedicated to free access to law on our continent.

Laws.Africa helps African governments to sustainably digitise their legal information for public use, through open law software, capacity-building, training, partnerships and support. Laws.Africa’s Open Law Technology solutions lower the cost of digitisation, archival and publication of primary legal information, and create opportunities for rich interactivity, advanced research and justice sector innovation.

AfricanLII and Laws.Africa collaborate in unlocking the value of African digital legal information in support of the rule of law, access to justice, and innovation.

Find out more

Visit openlawafrica.org or contact us on info@laws.africa for more information.

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