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Published on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

Since 1960, successive issues of the Journal Officiel de la République du Congo (JORC), from 25 to just over 50 each year, have listed and published a variety of legal instruments, including decisions of the Constitutional Court and many legal announcements. The availability of these primary sources favors citizens' access to official information, while at the same time providing a multiplicity of actors with the material they need to perform their professional tasks.

Announcement

Context

Since 1960, successive issues of the Journal Officiel de la République du Congo (JORC), from 25 to just over 50 each year, have listed and published a variety of legal instruments, including decisions of the Constitutional Court and many legal announcements. The availability of these primary sources favors citizens' access to official information, while at the same time providing a multiplicity of actors with the material they need to perform their professional tasks. In this respect, for example, in the year 2020, in the context of a world under health constraints, the continuation of legislative and regulatory activity could be observed through the publications of the JORC. Essentially, 52 laws have been published. They create public establishments, authorize the ratification of international instruments, empower the government to legislate by ordinance, authorize the extension of the state of emergency, create new rules, modify or repeal older ones, etc. A faithful account leads to the addition of regulations, the flow and density of which are very important.

The availability of these instruments reflects the constant changes in Congolese law, which in many respects involve developments or reversals directly affecting institutions, rules and practices, sometimes beyond their social vocation, which is to transform the daily lives of Congolese. However, the changes that are taking place are of primary concern to Congolese lawyers, since it is their responsibility to monitor and carry out a constant review or periodic study of the various transformations that are taking place. Whether it is a question of the most profound changes or the least apparent ones.

In this respect, the columns of the JORC offer a substantially rich mine that an annual review can only begin to cover and never exhaust. Many aspects of current Congolese law are still poorly known, unexploited, or even barely cleared up. Recent legislative activity and regulatory interventions have often gone beyond the traditional boundaries of public and private law, and Congolese law is now approaching questions and issues that—by their very nature—are cross-cutting or touch on the most unsuspected dimensions of daily life, such as cybersecurity and personal data protection.

It is therefore important to reflect on these changes, which—in part—may be of constant law, but necessarily imply a particular interest in the knowledge of Congolese law. Thus, the African Institute proposes to bring together these distance meetings annually under the name "Les Ateliers du Droit Congolais" (ADCs).

The proposal that the Institute will host the annual work of these distance workshops is temporary. When the conditions for physical meetings are met, this modality could gradually replace the initial formula of these meetings. To date, it is essential to note that activities of this nature are few and far between and are often not communicated in a significant way. For this reason, it is useful for us to support these activities that make Congolese law the link that unites a diversity of professions and actors.

Agenda

Welcome to Les Ateliers de Droit Congolais, Dr. Marie-Agnès Feukeu Tchoumba—University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France).

Opening Remarks, Dr. Aubin Nzaou-Kongo—University of Houston Law Center—African Institute for Legal and Critical Thinking (USA).

Round Table, Dr. Marie-Agnès Feukeu Tchoumba—University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France).

Overall Review on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law, Dr. Roland Bembelly—Marien Ngouabi University—Ecole National d’Administration (Republic of Congo).

Overall Review on New Technologies and Cyberspace Law, Odilon Issanga Pianga—General Counsel— Guichet Unique des Opérations Transfrontalières (GUOT)—(Republic of Congo).

Overall Review on Public Law, Dr. Aubin Nzaou-Kongo—University of Houston Law Center—African Institute for Legal and Critical Thinking (USA).

Closing Remarks, Dr. Serigne Moustapha Niang—Gaston Berger University at Saint-Louis (Senegal).

Wrap up and END

Places

  • 4754 hill trail road, lisle, il
    Lisle, America (60532)

Date(s)

  • Friday, June 18, 2021

Keywords

  • Ateliers du droit congolais, droit public congolais, droit de l'environnement, droit des ressources naturelles, droit de l’énergie, droit constitutionnel, droit administratif, histoire du droit congolais, république du congo, congo-brazzaville

Contact(s)

  • Nzaou-Kongo Aubin
    courriel : a [dot] nzaou-kongo [at] african-institute [dot] com

Information source

  • Nzaou-Kongo Aubin
    courriel : a [dot] nzaou-kongo [at] african-institute [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Les ateliers du droit congolais », Study days, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 08, 2021, https://calenda.org/883705

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