2020 was an important year for constitutional term limits in Africa. Across the continent, democratic norms were tested as several countries saw constitutional safeguards targeted or dismantled in an effort to abrogate or eliminate constitutional term limits.
From the 15-17th of December 2020, the Kofi Annan Foundation will partner with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Open Society Initiative, and the Africa Forum to host the Virtual Term Limits Conference:‘2020 in Retrospective’
Over the course of the three-day event, constitutional experts, civil society activists, representatives from regional institutions, and former Heads of State from across the continent will analyse the current state of constitutionalism in Africa and attempt to define the path forward, especially in light of continuous and widespread citizen support for term limits and the rule of law.
Join us as we reflect on the events of 2020 and anticipate the challenges facing the continent in 2021
More information about the conference can be found on the Term Limits Initiative website.
Note: All conference events will include simultaneous live translation in French and English. Traduction direct sera disponible – anglais et français.