To develop, promote and sustain a system of law, which shall be fair, just, equitable, accessible to and understood by all.
To support and promote the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the United Nations Declaration of Universal Human Rights and any other such * instruments / documents consistent with the aims and objectives of this Association.
To affiliate to any organisation, local or international, having aims and objectives consistent with those of the Association provided that such affiliation shall be first approved by the General Council.
To render, and co-ordinate the rendering of, legal assistance to persons and organisations involved in matters affecting inter alia human rights.To assist members in matters relating to and arising from their professions.
To assist those who wish to study, research, practice or teach law either through financial grants, law clinics or other institutions.To promote the study of and research into transformation of the legal profession, including the judiciary, magistracy.
NADEL members are drawn from those in the legal profession whowere historically disadvantaged. NADEL membership comprises all legal practitioners
including attorneys, advocates, judges, para-legal and law students.Most members are private practitioners
who service working class and poor communities.
NADEL is a longstanding affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, the International Democratic Lawyers Association and participates actively in the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association.
NADEL promotes and defends the constitutional order to ensure access to justice and the realisation of civil, political and socio-economic rights. Its activities include the restructuring of the legal aid board, legal aid system, transformation of the composition of the judiciary, judicial training, human rights training for NGOs, CBOs and para-legal and gender-sensitivity training for lawyers.
Reflecting NADELS's leading role in the transformation process,
Nadel interacts with Ministry of Justice on a range of issues affecting the legal profession and justice system.
Most significantly Nadel seeks to ensure that new legislation creates single unified profession to facilitate access to justice and the removal barriers to the profession
NADEL members and branches actively seek to nominate judicial candidates to increase the representation of black and female judges. Judicial skills training is conducted to create a larger pool of prospective judicial candidates, with a special focus on social context training (human rights awareness) and gender sensitivity.
Nadel initiated a pilot training programme in conjunction with the Department of Justice, Justice College, the Black Lawyers Association and the Canadian Linkage Project.
The programme resulted from Nadel's internal judicial skills training programme. Nadel also actively participates in the Department of Justice’s Legislative Drafting Programme to train legal practitioners on the drafting of laws
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“On 8th of August 2016 a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people while leaving a 100 others wounded at a hospital in Quetta (situated in the province of Balochistan, Pakistan). Baluchistan's Home Minister, Sarfraz Bugti, said, “the incident occurred after a number of lawyers and some journalists had gathered at the hospital following the death of Bilal Anwar Kasi, president of the Balochistan Bar Association, in a separate shooting incident earlier that morning". According to reports the majority of those killed were lawyers. On the 11th of August 2016, a few days after the suicide bombing incident, a bomb went off near a vehicle escorting a judge of the Federal Sharia Court and wounded 14 people.