African Journal of Legal Studies

The African Journal of Legal Studies (AJLS) is a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary academic journal focusing on human rights and rule of law issues in Africa as analyzed by lawyers, economists, political scientists and others drawn from throughout the continent and the world. The journal, which was established by the Africa Law Institute and is now co-published in collaboration with Brill | Nijhoff, aims to serve as the leading forum for the thoughtful and scholarly engagement of a broad range of complex issues at the intersection of law, public policy and social change in Africa.

AJLS places emphasis on presenting a diversity of perspectives on fundamental, long-term, systemic problems of human rights and governance, as well as emerging issues, and possible solutions to them. Towards this end, AJLS encourages critical reflections that are based on empirical observations and experience as well as theoretical and multi-disciplinary approaches.

It is hoped that articles appearing in the journal will influence public policy in Africa by providing original, useful and timely critiques of legislation, judicial decisions, law reform and other domestic and foreign policy measures that impact on the daily lives of ordinary Africans. In addition to articles, the journal welcomes reports on recent human rights and governance-related conferences, workshops and seminars as well as books for review and lists of recent publications.
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Editorial Board:
Charles C. Jalloh, Florida International University College of Law, FL, USA (Founding Editor)
Simon M. Meisenberg, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Germany
Srividhya Ragavan, Texas A&M University School of Law, TX, USA

Graduate Editorial Assistants:
2020-2021 Editorial Team
Stephanie Cross, FIU College of Law, FL, USA
Darya Massoudi, FIU College of Law, FL, USA
Sofia Perla, FIU College of Law, FL, USA
Eduardo Alvarez, FIU College of Law, FL, USA
Jade Manning, FIU College of Law, FL, USA
Rotceh Sotomayor, FIU College of Law, FL, USA
Shahnaz Uddin, FIU College of Law, FL, USA

Advisory Board:
Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, United Nations University, Japan
Dr. Adelle Blackett, McGill University, Canada
Dr. Uche Ewelukwa, University of Arkansas School of Law, AR, USA
Dr. James T. Gathii, Loyola University of Chicago Law School, IL, USA
Dr. Edwini Kessie, World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Dr. Edward Kwakwa, World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland
Dr. Pacifique Manirakiza, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Makau Mutua, The State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, NY, USA
Dr. Vincent O. Nmehielle, African Development Bank, Cote d’Ivoire
Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, East African Court of Justice, Tanzania