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 20 No 1 2020

AHRLJ Volume 20 No 1 2020

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Editorial

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Articles

A crisis of design and judicial practice? Curbing state disengagement from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

by Sègnonna Horace Adjolohoun
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The subject-matter jurisdiction and interpretive competence of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in relation to international humanitarian law

by Gus Waschefort
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The case law of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Libya following the Arab uprisings: Lessons learned for the consolidation and legitimation of the Court

by Juan Bautista Cartes Rodríguez & Laura Íñigo Álvarez
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Human rights enforcement in Africa: Enhancing the Pan-African Parliament’s capacity to promote and protect human rights

by Swikani Ncube
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Digital neo-colonialism: The Chinese model of internet sovereignty in Africa

by Willem Gravett
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Using the right to health framework to tackle non-communicable diseases in the era of neo-liberalism in Uganda

by Ben Kiromba Twinomugisha
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The Zimbabwean Constitutional Court as a key site of struggle for human rights protection: A critical assessment of its human rights jurisprudence during its first six years

by Justice Mavedzenge
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The protection of vulnerable witnesses during criminal trials in Malawi: Addressing resource challenges

by Gift Dorothy Makanje
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Rethinking the right to water in rural Limpopo

by Michelle Rufaro Maziwisa & Patricia Lenaghan
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Does the right to dignity extend equally to refugees in South Africa?

by Fatima Khan
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Slowly but surely: The substantive approach to the right to basic education of the South African courts post-Juma Musjid

by Lorette Arendse
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Assessing the limitations to freedom of expression on the internet in Ethiopia against the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

by Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew
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Recent publications

Book review: E Durojaye & G Mirugi-Mukundi (eds) Exploring the link between poverty and human rights in Africa

by Gaopalelwe Mathiba
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Review: Special issue in Journal of African Law: The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance at 10

by Nandi N Makubalo
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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