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 19 No 2 2019

AHRLJ Volume 19 No 2 2019

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Editorial

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Articles

Eliminating harmful practices against women in Zimbabwe: Implementing article 5 of the African Women’s Protocol

by Linet Sithole and Cowen Dziva
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The impact of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa

by Romola Adeola
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Protecting the rights of victims in transitional justice: An interrogation of amnesty

by Uti Ojah Egbai and Jonathan O Chimakonam
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‘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

by Maame Efua Addadzi-Koom
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The right of palliative care for the most vulnerable in Africa is everyone’s responsibility

by Emmanuel Kamonyo Sibomana, Desia Colgan and Nicola GunnClark
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Recognition of minority groups as a prerequisite for the protection of human rights: The case of Anglophone Cameroon

by Valerie Muguoh Chiatoh
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Pharmaceutical trade policies and access to medicines in Kenya

by  Paul O Ogendi
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A predisposed view: State violence, human rights organisations and the invisibility of the poor in Nairobi

by Catrine Christiansen, Steffen Jensen and Tobias Kelly
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Abolition of criminal defamation and retention of scandalum magnatum in Lesotho

by Hoolo ‘Nyane
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Public-private partnership and the right to property in Nigeria

by Augustine Arimoro
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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

by Aliyu Ibrahim
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The illegal eviction of undocumented foreigners from South Africa

by  Emma Alimohammadi and Gustav Muller
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Decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use in South Africa

by Emma Charlene Lubaale and Simangele Daisy Mavundla
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Recent Developments

Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts and the Botswana Constitution: Letsweletse Motshidiemang v The Attorney-General (LEGABIBO as amicus curiae)

by Tashwill Esterhuizen
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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
2 x issues per year

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