Law and Society in Africa Seminar Series
CLS hosts a seminar series that aims to host broader and more inclusive conversations on socio-legal issues affecting Africa, we will examine how cultural and national stereotypes create biases that feed into various forms of racism, xenophobia, and social ostracisation and consequently lead to the perpetuation of various forms of injustice.
On 29th March 2018 CLS hosted the second Law and Society in Africa Seminar Series titled, ‘Casting the first Stone…Leadership and Followership in Underdeveloping Africa’.
We engaged with arguments around Africa’s decline from the 1960s when successive nations attained independence and discussed whether the continuous underdevelopment of Africa may be attributed to flawed systems or rather flawed leadership and complacent followership.
On 6 Septemer 2017 CLS launched the Law and Society in Africa Seminar Series with a seminar titled, ‘A Nigerian drug lord, a Congolese blesser and a Malawian houseboy walk into a bar…A conversation on stereotypes, cultural bias and addressing social injustice’.