Welcome to the African Human Rights Law Journal (AHRLJ)

ISSN: 1609-073X
E-ISSN: 1996-2096

Welcome to the website of the African Human Rights Law Journal (AHRLJ), a leading peer-reviewed journal focused on human rights related topics of relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa. As democratic practices and the protection of human rights struggle to become rooted in Africa, the Journal aims to contribute towards strengthening indigenous African scholarship.

The first issue of the AHRLJ appeared in 2001. Since then, the Journal has appeared twice a year, in July and December, without interruption. 

The full text of the AHRLJ is made freely available online immediately upon publication. The AHRLJ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).  

The AHRLJ is published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) which took over from Juta as publisher in 2013. It is published in association with the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

The AHRLJ still publishes a small amount of printed copies for each volume, which are sent out to the required Legal Depository addresses as per the Legal Deposit Act, Act 54 of 1997.  All journal content, dating back to the first issue of 2001, is available and will be maintained on the Journal’s web site (www.ahrlj.up.ac.za).  Earlier issues of the Journal are also availabel from JUTA Publisher (https://juta.co.za/catalogue/african-human-rights-law-journal-2000-2012-online_22320/).

The Journal is published only in English.

Feedback and criticism:  Any suggestions for improving any aspect of the Journal, including its content and editorial approach, are welcomed, and should be submitted at any time to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest Edition: AHRLJ Volume 22 No 2 2022

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Editorial

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Articles

The potential of litigating children’s rights in the climate crisis before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

by Elsabé Boshoff and Samrawit G Damtew
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A critique of the seizure criteria of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

by Mujib Akanni Jimoh
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Overcoming challenges to the adjudication of election-related disputes at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Perspectives from the Ngandu case

by Trésor Muhindo Makunya
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Land grabbing and the implications for the right to development in Africa

by Jean-Claude N Ashukem and Carol C Ngang
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The post-2010 jurisprudence on children’s rights under the Kenyan Constitution

by Godfrey O Odongo
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Distribution of face masks in Kakuma refugee camp during a pandemic: Legal obligations and responsibilities

by Orianna Haldimann and Lukas Biedermann
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A comparative analysis of the right of access to information under the Nigerian Freedom of Information Act 2011 and the South African Promotion of Access to Information Act 2001

by Omosede A Osawe
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An analysis of political homophobia, elitism and social exclusion in the colonial origins of anti-gay laws in Nigeria

by Ayodele Sogunro
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Construing pre-1995 laws to bring them in conformity with the Constitution of Uganda: Courts’ reliance on article 274 of the Constitution to protect human rights

by Jamil D Mujuzi
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Recent publications

D Kuwali (ed) Palgrave handbook on sustainable peace and security in Africa

by Robert I Rotberg
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KM Clarke Affective justice: The International Criminal Court and the pan-Africanist pushback

by Omowumi A Dada
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Open Access Policy

The African Human Rights Law Journal is an Open Access Journal and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In accordance with the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative all content published by the African Human Rights Law Journal is made free to users without any registration, subscription or other charges. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, or use them for any other lawful, non-commercial purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) is based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa and endeavours to publish and make available innovative, high-quality scholarly texts on law in Africa. Visit the PULP website: www.pulp.up.ac.za

 

Subscriptions

AHRLJ Annual Subscriptions
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Contact

Pretoria University Law Press / Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
South Africa 0002

Tel: +27 12 420 4948
pulp@up.ac.za