AfricanLII attended and presented at the at the Access to Knowledge Global Academy Workshop, held 18-19 January 2011 at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Accessing Legal Information roundtable was chaired by Isabelle Moncion of LexUM and panelists included: Daniel Poulin (LexUM), Ivan Mokanov (LexUM), Darrel Pink (CanLII and Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society) and Mariya Badeva-Bright (AfricanLII)

The panelists discussed topics including:

  • The Free Access to Law Movement;
  • LexUM‘s work with JuriBurkina and JuriNiger;
  • The factors influencing the recent increase in access to legal information in West Africa;
  • Measures for evaluating the effectiveness of free access to law initiatives;
  • the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII);
  • the sustainability of free access to law initiatives;
  • the relationship between access to legal information, and democracy and the rule of law; and
  • “the public interest in making legal information easily accessible to everybody.”

For more information, please see the entire report.