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International Academy of Family Lawyers and the CLA co-convened webinar : Hot Topics in Family Law in Africa

February 5

You are invited to register for a virtual meeting presented by The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) in conjunction with The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA). This event is for IAFL Fellows, CLA Members and Lawyers from Africa

Date : 5th February 2021

Time: UTC 11:30-15:45 hrs (London, Accra & Dakar 11:30-15:45; Lagos 12:30-16:45;
Cape Town, Kigali & Lusaka 13:30-17:45 Nairobi 14:30-18:45) FISH

Meeting Programme
11:30-11:40 Welcome and Introduction: Marlene Moses (Tennessee, USA – IAFL President) and Linda Kasonde (Zambia – Vice President Africa, Commonwealth Lawyers Association)

11:40-12:30 Marriage: the status and consequences of customary, religious and same-sex marriage
Chair: Susan Abro (South Africa). Panel to include: Professor Weshal Domingo (South Africa), Efosa Etomi (Nigeria) and Prisca Chogero (Tanzania)

12:30-13:30 The Day of the African Child: 30 years on, where are we now?
Chair: Patient (Pepsi) Samukelo Thuto (Botswana)
Panel to include: Adelaide Benneh Prempeh (Ghana), Kahina Bouagache (Algeria) and Maria Mbeneka

13:30-13:45 Break

13:45-14:45 Resolving family law disputes: litigation, arbitration, mediation and other consensus-based resolution
Chair: Zenobia Du Toit (South Africa)
Panel to include: Pat Moodley (South Africa), Oba Nsugbe QC SAN (Nigeria and England) and Florida Kabasinga (Rwanda)

14:45- 15:30 Networking breakouts

15:30-15:45 Summary and farewell




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