April 01, 2015

ABA ROLI Country Director in Central African Republic Speaks at Bangui University Law School

April 2015

On February 9, Richard Malengule, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative’s (ABA ROLI’s) country director in Central African Republic, visited Bangui University’s Law Faculty to speak about citizen participation and the rule of law.

Malengule visited the university at the invitation of Danièle Darlan-Démafouth, vice president of the Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic and a law professor and former dean of the Law Faculty at Bangui University. Malengule spoke to more than 80 students in a public law class, discussing the rule of law and its importance in post-conflict and transitional states. He also shared insights on different forms of citizenship and civic participation, including voting, joining political parties and unions, and upholding values of tolerance and respect. The students said they welcome similar opportunities in the future.

To learn more about our work in the Central African Republic, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org.