The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is the premier continental membership forum of and for individual African lawyers and lawyers’ associations in Africa, operating from its Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania. Founded in 2002 by African Bar leaders and eminent lawyers to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests. Its membership comprises of the continent’s over five regional lawyers’ associations, over fifty-four national lawyers’ associations and individual lawyers spread across Africa and in the Diaspora, working together to advance the law and the legal profession, rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent. To realize a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance, PALU has adopted 3 core areas of thematic focus, namely institutional development, development of the legal profession, and the rule of law and good governance.
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund supports the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people.
Combining Human Rights Research and Direct Engagement Worldwide
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
The Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) works to curtail illicit financial flows through the promotion of a transparent, accountable, and sustainable financial system that works for everyone. The FTC was founded in 2009 under the name of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development. Since its inception, the FTC and its members have successfully mobilized governments and citizens to take action against illicit financial flows, while advocating for a more transparent financial system that better serves for financing development. We use our wide reach and deep expertise to influence global norms and standards for financial transparency, and close loopholes in the global financial system.
Working to improve the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world
East Africa Law Society is the apex regional bar Association of East Africa jointly founded in 1995 by a group of Lawyers with the support of the leadership of the national Bar Associations of the member states. Fast tracks the integration of East African communities through targeted support to cross-border commerce, the legal profession, civil societies, business communities and governments.
The Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) is the Bar association of Tanzania Mainland, founded in 1954 by an Act of Parliament – the Tanganyika Law Society Ordinance 1954. The Tanganyika Law Society is currently governed by the Tanganyika Law Society Act, Cap 307 R.E. 2002.