Lawyers Petition Court to Postpone Elections in Africa

Pan African Lawyers Union (Palu) has moved to the African Court on Human Rights and People’s Rights in Arusha to have elections scheduled in 21 African countries postponed, citing the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Palu, whose membership is drawn from individual lawyers and national lawyers’ associations on the continent, filed the request on June 2, and wants the court to issue rules and standards to govern elections during the Covid-19 pandemic. readmore

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