Welcome to the African Human Rights Law Journal (AHRLJ)
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.
Latest Edition: AHRLJ Volume 19 No 2 2019
AHRLJ Volume 19 No 2 2019
Published by Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
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Eliminating harmful practices against women in Zimbabwe: Implementing article 5 of the African Women’s Protocol
The impact of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa
Protecting the rights of victims in transitional justice: An interrogation of amnesty
‘He beat me, and the state did nothing about it’: An African perspective on the due diligence standard and state responsibility for domestic violence in international law
The right of palliative care for the most vulnerable in Africa is everyone’s responsibility
Recognition of minority groups as a prerequisite for the protection of human rights: The case of Anglophone Cameroon
Pharmaceutical trade policies and access to medicines in Kenya
A predisposed view: State violence, human rights organisations and the invisibility of the poor in Nairobi
Abolition of criminal defamation and retention of scandalum magnatum in Lesotho
Public-private partnership and the right to property in Nigeria
Decongestion of Nigerian prisons: An examination of the role of the Nigerian police in the application of the holding-charge procedure in relation to pre-trial- detainees
The illegal eviction of undocumented foreigners from South Africa
Decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use in South Africa
Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts and the Botswana Constitution: Letsweletse Motshidiemang v The Attorney-General (LEGABIBO as amicus curiae)