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 21 No 2 2021

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Editorial

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Special focus: Forty years of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Forty years of the African Charter and the reform issues facing the discourse and practice of human rights

by Solomon Dersso
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The African human rights system as ‘norm leader’: Three case studies

by Obiora C Okafor and Godwin EK Dzah
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The African Charter: Just one treaty among many? The development of the material jurisdiction and interpretive mandate of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

by Annika Rudman
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Protecting the right to life during assemblies: Legal and jurisprudential developments in the African human rights system

by Beryl Orao
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An analysis of the contribution of the African human rights system to the understanding of the right to health

by Ebenezer Durojaye
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The impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic rights of older persons in Africa: The urgency of operationalising the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons

by Philip E Oamen and Eghosa O Ekhator
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The right to reparations in the contentious process before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A comparative analysis on account of the revised Rules of Court

by Kevin Toro Sánchez
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Monitoring the implementation of its own decisions: What role for the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights?

by Rachel Murray and Debra Long
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Articles

Business and human rights versus corporate social responsibility: Integration for victim remedies

by Nojeem Amodu
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Tackling inequality and governance challenges: Insights from the COVID-19 pandemic

by Daphine K Agaba
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Worthy of membership? Rwanda and South Africa on the United Nations Human Rights Council

by Eduard Jordaan
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Mechanisms adopted in curbing unsafe infant abandonment: A comparison between Namibia and South Africa

by Whitney Rosenberg
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Implementing transitional justice in post-transition Central African Republic: What viable options?

by Koko Sadiki
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Ethnocentric nationality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An analysis under international human rights law

by David A Buzard
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The right to sustainable development in article 43(3) of the Ethiopian Constitution

by Seid D Mekonnen
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Rethinking abortion laws in Nigeria: the trauma of rape victims of Boko Haram

by Folashade R Adegbite
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The right of victims of core international crimes to reparation in Nigeria

by Deborah D Adeyemo
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The impact of climate change on economic and social rights realisation in Nigeria: International cooperation and assistance to the rescue?

by Philip E Oamen and Eunice O Erhagbe
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Duty without liability: The impact of article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the right to health care in Nigeria

by Olu Olumese
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Revisiting personal immunities for incumbent foreign heads of state in South Africa in light of the Grace Mugabe decision

by Ntombizozuko Dyani-Mhango
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The rationality test in lockdown litigation in South Africa

by Daniël Eloff
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The right to ‘unlove’: The constitutional case for no-fault divorce in Uganda

by Busingye Kabumba
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Securing legal reforms to the use of force in the context of police militarisation in Uganda: The role of public interest litigation and structural interdict

by Sylvie Namwase
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Recent developments

Decisions of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights during 2020: Trends and lessons

by Trésor Muhindo Makunya
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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

 

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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