African Journal of Legal Studies (AJLS)
Publisher: Africa Law Institute
African Journal of Legal Studies (AJLS) is a fully recognized peer-reviewed
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. Published by The Africa law
Institute biannually (Spring and Fall),
AJLS aims to serve as an interdisciplinary 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.
The journal 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
It is hoped that articles appearing in the AJLS 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.
To encourage a diversity of perspectives and collaboration between scholars
and practitioners from Francophone and Anglophone regions, the journal hopes
to be in a position to receive articles in both English and French in the
future. To the extent possible, abstracts of all articles published will be
made available in both languages.
African Journal of Legal Studies
C/O The Africa Law Institute
4523 Shoreline Drive,
K1V 1Y8, CANADA
African Journal of Legal Studies is available free of charge as an Open
Access journal on the Internet.
Articles available in PDF format.
Current Issue: Vol. 2 No. 1 (Spring 2006)
Date: 20 February 2007