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Overview of the Namibian Constitution (Fact Sheet 1)
The three branches of Government: Executive, Legislature and Judiciary (Fact Sheet 2)
Executive Branch: President, Vice, Prime and Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet, Ministries and Public Service (Fact Sheet 3)
Legislative Branch: Parliament: National Assembly and National Council (Fact Sheet 4)
Judicial Branch: The Courts: Supreme, High and Lower (Fact Sheet 5)
Regional and Local Government: Councils and Leaders (Fact Sheet 6)
Government Elections: National, Regional and Local (Fact Sheet 7)


Planning an Advocacy Campaign (Fact Sheet 1)
Meetings with Decision Makers (Fact Sheet 2)
Petitions for Advocacy (Fact Sheet 3)
Public Marches and Demonstrations (Fact Sheet 4)
Participating in Public Hearings (Fact Sheet 5)
Advocacy through the Media (Fact Sheet 6)
Advocacy through Email, Internet and Social Media (Fact Sheet 7)


Rule of Law: What is the rule of Law? (Fact Sheet 1)
Understanding the Law: What is a Law? (Fact Sheet 2)
Statute Law: How Statutes (Laws) are made? (Fact Sheet 3)
Common Law: How to find and interpret (Fact Sheet 4)
Customary Law: How is it made? Community Courts and more (Fact Sheet 5)
International Law and Human Rights: What is applicable here? (Fact Sheet 6)



Namibia Gender Analysis


The Legal Assistance Centre is pleased to announce the release of a new pamphlet on sterilisation and consent. 

sterilisation pamphlet

We are also pleased to announce the release of new research briefs

And the release of four new comics,  
a guide on civil marriage and a training guide for clerks on the Combating of Domestic Violence Act.

mental health comic speaking up comic comic gbv hivcomic gbv hiv

civil marriage guide  domestic violence clerk training guide


As part of a project run by the Parliamentary Support Programme, the LAC created a complete annotated set of pre- and post-independence laws and post-independence regulations. The full set will be hosted on the Parliamentary website and the LAC website. The project will be formally launched on a date to be confirmed. 

Fun fact

Namibia has
459 pre-and post-independence laws and 324 post-independence regulations

Watch a short documentary about the project sthe Parliamentary Support Programme has been involved in, including the annotated statutes project

Learn more about GR&AP activities in the following documents:


Dianne Hubbard GR&AP is coordinated by Dianne Hubbard, an experienced academic lawyer who has held the post since the inception of the project. She takes responsibility for planning and coordinating projects and administering budgets, as well as being deeply involved in the project’s legal research and advocacy activities. She has a law degree from Harvard Law School and has taught Gender Law in the Law Faculty at the University of Namibia.

Yolande EngelbrechtYolande Engelbrecht is the Paralegal for GR&AP. Yolande joined the LAC's Gender department in February 2009 as a Project Assistant and was promoted to a Paralegal post in July 2009. She spearheads the grassroots outreach for GR&AP and conducts numerous training workshops.

Ruth MurangiRuth Murangi is the Project Assistant for GR&AP. Ruth joined GR&AP in 2017 Grace takes responsibility for office administration and manages the logistics of publication distribution.


Felix Lüth is a legal consultant who joined GR&AP in May 2014 and primarily works on issues of general public international law and international human rights law. Felix has studied law in Freiburg, Berlin and Geneva. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and works part-time at an international law firm in Geneva, Switzerland.

GR&AP extends its capacity by making use of a range of short-term consultants, interns, volunteers and visiting academics. For example, we regularly host interns from Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as independent interns from a range of countries. These interns are often well-placed to carry out research on comparative law, and they benefit at the same time by being exposed to human rights work in Africa.

Click here to find out more about GR&AP's accomplishments.