The Saharawi Lawyers’ Union, represented by member of its Bureau, Boumedien Mohamed Lamine, took part to the Triennial General Assembly (TGA) and Conference of the Pan-African Lawyers’ Union (PALU), held between the 5 and 8 June at the Yaoundé Conference Centre, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
The TGA and Conference, held under the theme: “Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Sealing the Leaks, Management and Repatriation of Frozen Assets”, were held under the high patronage of H.E. Mr. Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, who dispatched his Prime Minister to represent him in the opening ceremony of the Conference.
The Keynote speech was given by H.E. Mr. Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa and Chairman of the African Union High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.
The TGA and conference offered to the participants an opportunity to network with the largest gathering of members of the African legal; and to assist to three sessions and over 30 presentations from respected thought leaders covering a range of topics; in addition to the participation to the election of the new members of the PALU Executive Committee.
The Conference featured many eminent Speakers, including influential governmental and non-governmental entities, representatives from African Union and United Nations institutions.
It should be recalled that the Saharawi representative participated in representation of his Union, the Saharawi Lawyers’ Union, which is a full member in the PALU, along with other North African Union, such as the Algerian, Mauritanian, Tunisian, Moroccan, Libyan and Egyptian, in addition to unions from countries of the other four African regions.