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AFRICA JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

1. About the Journal

The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL) is published by JUTA Law of South Africa and hosted by the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi. It is a joint project of JUTA and the Kenya School of Law. JUTA is the oldest publishing house in South Africa and has developed a legacy of authoritative and high quality publications. The Kenya School of Law is the only institution in Kenya that trains lawyers for purposes of admission to the country's Bar of Advocates.

2. Scope of the Journal

AJCCL welcomes original unpublished scholarly articles and reviews (book and case reviews) on constitutional law issues that focus on or are relevant to Africa and the developing world. Publications that focus on constitutional law issues in other regions are still considered for publication if they have comparative value to the theory and practice of constitutional law in Africa and the developing world. In essence, therefore, contributions in the Journal focus on constitutional law in the developing world through a comparative approach.

3. Yearly Issues

The Journal is published annually, in November.

4. Content

The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law comprises two sections. The first section comprises substantive Journal articles of between 8,000 and 16,000 words. The second section constitutes reviews of either cases or books. Case reviews focus on important decisions of both domestic and international courts.

5. Submission Guidelines

For a submission to be accepted, it must conform to the following general guidelines:

  • It should be original;
  • It should not have been published elsewhere;
  • It should not have been submitted elsewhere for publishing;
  • It should conform to the prescribed style guidelines;
  • Its length should be between 8,000 and 16,000 words for articles and up to 3,000 for book and case reviews (including footnotes);
  • It should be typed in Times New Roman, at 12 point (footnotes 10 point) font size and with 1.5 line spacing;
  • It should have an abstract of not more than 250 words;
  • It should include a short professional profile of the author(s);
  • It should be sent electronically by e-mail in Word format (MS Word) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Articles should be in conformity with the citation style prescribed in the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). The 2006 edition of OSCOLA has citation guidelines for international instruments (such as treaties, resolutions adopted under the United Nations and decisions of the International Court of Justice) while the 2012 version is an updated guide for other authorities (such as books, book chapters and journals) and has general information on format and cross referencing. Both versions of OSCOLA can be accessed at: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/publications/oscola

6. Editorial Boards

The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law has both an Editorial Board and an International Editorial Advisory Board.

6.1 Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is responsible for receiving and reviewing submissions for publication. It liaises with peer-reviewers in the process of conducting reviews of submitted articles. Currently, the Board comprises of the following members:

Editors-in-Chief:

Prof. Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi

Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director, The Kenya School of Law

Dr. Tom Kabau

Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Brenda Kiberenge

Personal Assistant to the CEO/Director, The Kenya School of Law

Editors:

Prof. Solomon T Ebobrah

Professor of Law, Niger Delta University, and Research Fellow, JUR Center for International Courts (i Courts), University of Copenhagen

Dr. Adem Kassie Abebe

Extraordinary Lecturer, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and Assistant Professor (Adjunct), School of Law, Addis Ababa University

Dr. Anna Baka

Legal and Research Officer, Greek National Commission for Human Rights

Dr. Jack Mwimali

Senior Lecturer in Law and Dean, School of Law, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Dr. Firew Tiba

Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University

Anthony Chima Diala

Lecturer, Madonna University, and PhD Candidate, University of Cape Town

Prof. Khagesh Gautam

Associate Professor of Law, Jindal Global Law School

Evelyne Asaala

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Nairobi

Dr. John Osogo Ambani

Lecturer, School of Law, Strathmore University

Dr. Che Singh

Part Time Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Dr. Simon M Weldehaimanot

Academic, Consultant and Attorney, Law Office of Simon Weldehaimanot

Emma Nyhan

PhD Candidate, Department of Law, European University Institute

 6.2 International Editorial Advisory Board

The International Editorial Advisory Board consists of individuals selected for their expertise in matters relating to constitutional law, or legal research and publishing. Currently, the International Editorial Advisory Board comprises the following members:

 Prof. PLO Lumumba

Associate Professor of Law and Director/CEO/Secretary to the Board, Kenya School of Law

Prof. Upendra Baxi,

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Warwick

Prof. Christopher Mbazira

Associate Professor of Law, Makerere University

Prof. Nsongorua Udombana

Professor of International Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Prof. Andre Mbata Mangu

Research Professor, College of Law, University of South Africa

Prof. Charles M Fombad

Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

 Prof. Suzannah Linton

Distinguished Professor, Law School, Zhejiang Gongshang University

Prof. Nico Steytler

South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape

 Prof. Shahla Ali

Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Program in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Prof. Richard Albert

Associate Professor of Law and Dean's Research Scholar, Boston College, and Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University

 Therese O'Donnell,

Reader and Postgraduate Courses Leader, School of Law, University of Strathclyde

 Prof. Yash Pal Ghai

Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Hong Kong, and Katiba Institute.

7. Contacts

Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Kenya School of Law

P.O. Box 30369-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: +254 2699581-6

 

 

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