Programme and Speakers (Focus on Breakaway Sessions)

 

Process of Constitution-Building
Chair: Prof Jaap de Visser, Director: Community Law Centre (UWC)

GH1 (+TRANSLATION)

Designing the structure of the state
Chair: Dr. Yonatan Fessha, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law (UWC)

GH3.5

Limits on State Power
Chair: Dr Ebenezer Durojaye, Head of Socio-Economic Rights Project, Community Law Centre (UWC)

GH2

Implementing the Constitution
Chair: Mr Derek Powell, Head of Multi-Level Government Initiative, Community Law Centre (UWC)

GH3

9h30 – 10h30
BREAKAWAY SESSION 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session

The Global Political Agreement: constitution-making process in Zimbabwe: A new People-Driven constitution or a misnomer?
Chido Masunda & Wurayayi Zembe

 

 

Games Politicians play: Zimbabwe and the making of a metaphorical constitution
Moses Tofa & Rejoice Makaudze

Implementation of the Constitution of Kenya by county governments: The significance of public participation
Caroline Kago

 

 

 

 

 

The inevitable: Devolution in Zimbabwe’s Constitution making process
Davison Muchadenyika

Legislative - Executive Relations in the Ethiopian Parliamentary System: Towards institutional and Legal Reform
Prof. Assefa Fiseha

 

 

The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan
Paleki Obur

Why Constitutions in Africa do not stand the Test of Time: Lessons and perspectives from the 1995 Uganda’s Constitution
Saude Nabukenya

 

 

 

 

Constitution-making under governments of National Unity: The Zimbabwean case 2009-2013
Tobias Guzura

 

10h30 - 11h00

Tea

11h00 – 12h45
BREAKAWAY SESSION 2

Zambia’s Constitutional processes, leaving women out in the cold?
Tabeth Masengu

 

 

 

Devolution of power in Zimbabwe’s new Constitutional order: Opportunities and potential constraints
Philani Moyo & Cornelias Ncube

Limits on State Power: Examining the Role of Independent Commissions in Kenya
Eric Opiyo & Edward Wabwoto

The Case for Comprehensive Scenario Building as a Means for Pre-testing the Articles of a Proposed Constitution to Ensure Viability Post Promulgation: A Case Study of Kenya
Linda Musumba

 

The Responsibility of the judge in the development of constitutional governance in Africa
Sofie Baker Djoumessi Kenfack

Constitution-making: A never ending process? An enquiry into the Constant Amendments to the Cameroonian Constitution
Pierrette Essame Mekongo

The limits of State Power through Constitutional Supremacy: A case of Academic Freedom Struggle in Malawi
Ngcimezile Mweso

The Judiciary - Emerging Vanguard of Kenya's Constitution Implementation Process
Melizsa Mugyenyi

The requirements for a stable constitution in South Sudan
Etienne Mutabazi

The ‘Best Loser System’: An ingenious electoral system that helped Mauritius in maintaining peace in its multi-racial society or a system that institutionalizes racial division?
Amar Roopanand Mahadew

 

 

 And they keep saying, ‘My President, My Emperor, and my All’: Exploring the antidote to the perpetual threat on Constitutionalism in Malawi
Enoch Chilemba

The challenge of translating institutional design into lived experience: Lessons from the constitutional reform process of Kenya
Solomon Dersso

12h45 – 13h45

Lunch

13h45 – 15h30

PLENARY SESSION ON THE RELEVANCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

  •  Prof Yash Pal Ghai (The former chair of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, Director, Katiba Institute, Nairobi)
  • Dr Fholisani Sydney Mufamadi (The former Minister of Safety and Security as well as Provincial and Local Government, Director, School of Leadership, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg)
  • Mr Mohammed Valli Moosa (The former Minister Constitutional Development, Chairman of Anglo American Platinum company)
(Facilitator: Prof Nico Steytler, South African Research Chair: Multilevel Government, Law and Policy)

 

16h00 – 17h30
BREAKAWAY SESSION 3

Constitutionalism and democracy under the constitution of 18 February 2006 in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Between hope and disappointment

Noel Kabeya

 

 

The 1994 South African Constitution and the lost principle of non-citizens voting rights
Wessel le Roux

The place of the judicial review mechanism in a majoritarian democracy under a regime of presidential absolutism in Francophone Africa:
The case of Cameroon.

Justin Wanki

The Military and Constitution-making: The Nigerian Experience
Ikuromo Margaret Oruan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge and Crisis. Thoughts on the jurisprudence of the Constitutional courts of Madagascar and Comores
Laurent Sermet

 

 

 

 

The rebirth of the Political question doctrine in Uganda: Self-imposed freedom from the Judicial Review
David Brian Dennison

 

 

 

Inclusion of Justiciable Socio-Economic Rights in Bills of Rights: Lessons for Northern Ireland from South Africa and Zimbabwe
Anne Smith and Khanyisela Moyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rethinking the Nigerian constitution; the way forward
Ojo Victoria Olayide

 

 

 

 

 

 13h30-20h30

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