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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Founding Editor
Charles Chernor Jalloh, B.A. (Guelph); LL.B., B.G.L. (McGill); M.St. (Oxford); Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University, College of Law, Miami, Florida, USA

Managing Editor:
Simon Meisenberg, Attorney-at-Law (Germany)

Editorial Board
Alhaji M.S. Bah, African Union
Amarkai Laryea, The Alfie Roberts Institute
Alhagi B.M. Marong, United Nations
J. Janewa Osei-Tutu, Florida International University College of Law

Advisory Board
Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, Academic Programme Officer, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Morris A. Anyah, Attorney-at-Law and Trial and Appeals Counsel in War Crimes Cases, The Hague, The Netherlands
Dr. Adelle Blackett, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Uche Ewelukwa, Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Dr. James Thuo Gathii, Wing Tat-Lee Chair in International Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Edwini Kessie, Counselor, Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Edward Kwakwa, Legal Counsel and Head, Legal and Constitutional Affairs, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Pacifique Manirakiza, Associate Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Dr. Makau Mutua, Former Dean and Professor of Law, The State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY, USA
Dr. Vincent O. Nmehielle, Head, Wits Program in Law, Justice and Development, University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, President, East African Court of Justice
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