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

Editor-in-Chief:
J. Janewa Osei-Tutu, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL, USA

Editorial Board:
Charles C. Jalloh, Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL, USA (Founding Editor)
Simon M. Meisenberg, Research Associate, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Bochum, Germany
Srividhya Ragavan, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Graduate Editorial Assistants:
Genesis Martinez, B.A. (2016), J.D. (2019), Snr. Ed. Assist., Florida International University College of Law
Sam Shahidi, B.A. (2014), J.D. (2019), Snr. Ed. Assist., Florida International University College of Law
Nicole Bauta, B.A. (2015), J.D. (2019), Florida International University College of Law
Kaitlyn Philpott, B.Sc. (2017), J.D. (2018), Florida International University College of Law

Advisory Board:
Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, Academic Programme Officer, International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Adelle Blackett, 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 T. Gathii, Wing Tat-Lee Chair in International Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University of Chicago Law School, IL, USA
Dr. Edwini Kessie, Faculty and Director of Agriculture and Commodities, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Edward Kwakwa, Legal Director of the Department for Traditional Knowledge and Global Challenges, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Pacifique Manirakiza, Associate Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Dr. Makau Mutua, Professor of Law and Former Dean, The State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY, USA
Dr. Vincent O. Nmehielle, Secretary-General, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, Judge President, East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania