Founded in 1993, the African Yearbook, now also published online is published under the auspices of the African Foundation for International Law. It is the only scholarly publication devoted exclusively to the study, development, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law in Africa as a whole. Through the scholarly analysis of international legal issues of particular relevance to the African continent, it also contributes to the acceptance of, and respect for the rule of law in intra-African relations, and for the principles of international law in general. Its uniqueness however goes beyond this, for through its special themes and general articles, it has succeeded over the years to serve as an intellectual forum where the development of international law is viewed as being integral to Africa’s own development.
Through the study and analysis of emerging legal issues of particular relevance to Africa, such as the creation of viable continental institutions capable of promoting unity and security for the peoples of the continent, the effective protection of human rights, the need for accountability for mass killings and massive violations of the rule of law, the promotion of a rule-based democratic culture, the role of African countries in a globalizing world economy and in international trade relations, the Yearbook strives to be responsive to the intellectual needs of African countries in the area of international law, and to the continuing struggle for creating an environment conducive to the rule of law throughout the continent.
The Yearbook also provides ready access to the basic documents of African international organizations by regularly publishing the resolutions and decisions of regional and sub-regional organizations as well as the conventions, protocols and declarations adopted by pan-african agencies.
Please click here for the online version including the abstracts of the articles of the African Yearbook of International Law.
General Editor- Directeur
Gérard Niyungeko (Burundi)
Founder and Honorary General Editor- Fondateur et Directeur honoraire
Abdulqawi A. Yusuf (Somalia)
Editorial Committee- Comité de rédaction
Rafâa Ben Achour (Tunisia)
Mutoy Mubiala (Democratic Republic of Congo), Guest Editor for the Special Theme- Rédacteur invité pour le thème spécial
Phoebe Okowa (Kenya)
Ibironke Odumosu- Ayanu (Nigeria)
Samia Bourouba (Algeria)
Mamadou Hebié (Burkina Faso)
Mawuse Barker- Vormawor (Ghana)
Editorial Advisory Board- Comité consultatif de rédaction
Georges Abi-Saab (Egypt)
Mohammed Bedjaoui (Algeria)
Mpanzi Sinjela (Zambia)
Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)
Robert Dossou (Benin)
Edward Kwakwa (Ghana)
Chris Maina Peter (Tanzania)
Tiyanjana Maluwa (Malawi)
Muna Ndulo (Zambia)