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The Routledge Handbook of African Law

Edited by: Muna Ndulo , Cosmas Emeziem

Print publication date:  November  2021
Online publication date:  November  2021

Print ISBN: 9780815350682
eBook ISBN: 9781351142366
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351142366
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The Routledge Handbook of African Law provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the contemporary legal terrain in Africa. The international team of expert contributors adopt an analytical and comparative approach so that readers can see the nexus between different jurisdictions and different legal traditions across the continent.

The volume is divided into five parts covering:

  • Legal Pluralism and African Legal Systems
  • The State, Institutions, Constitutionalism, and Democratic Governance
  • Economic Development, Technology, Trade, and Investment
  • Human Rights, Gender-Based Violence, and Access to Justice
  • International Law, Institutions, and International Criminal Law

Providing important insights into both the specific contexts of African legal systems and the ways in which these legal traditions intersect with the wider world, this handbook will be an essential resource for academics, researchers, lawyers, and graduate and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Legal pluralism in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Customary marriages and the South African Constitution Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gods at warReligion and law-making Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Pluralism and the tenor of bankruptcy legislation in West African societies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Common law in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The evolution of property rights to land in postcolonial Buganda Download PDF
Chapter  7:  One nation, multiple identitiesEthnicity, inclusivity, and constitution-making Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Democratic transitions in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Freedom of expression in Zambia revisited Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mapping the legal contours of presidential electoral law in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The unconstitutional change of government normative Framework in AfricaDo elections matter? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Commissions of inquiry and the quest for a greater accountability in health care delivery in AfricaA Ghanaian perspective Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The effectiveness and predictability of social security lawConstitutional perspectives from the Republic of South Africa  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Rule of law with African characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Law and the regulation of new technologies in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The East African Community's used clothing policy and international trade law Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Technology, legal information, and access to justice in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Show me the moneyEvaluating the significance of traditional knowledge and cultural expressions in the context of foreign direct investment outflows Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Labor law, labor market regulation, and social protection in Sub-Saharan AfricaEmerging trends in comparative perspective Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Pan-African Investment Code and its impact on investments and resource extraction in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The ECOWAS citizen in a dilemmaThe role of the ECOWAS Court of Justice in the promotion of human rights in West Africa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  When criminal law is not enoughToward a holistic approach to gender-based violence prevention and response in Zambia and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  23:  African law and the rights of sexual minoritiesWestern universalism and African resistance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Developing effective money-laundering laws in AfricaDealing with corrupt, politically exposed persons Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Citizenship, rights, and political subjectivity in Eritrea Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Addressing serious crimes of global concern in AfricaDribbling around the problem Download PDF
Chapter  27:  South Africa's contribution to international criminal justice Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Stateless and rightless?An appraisal of standards and practices on prevention of statelessness and protection of stateless persons in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Abducted, inducted, and indictedThe case of Dominic Ongwen in the International Criminal Court Download PDF
Chapter  30:  From Brussels to Addis AbabaA contextual and comparative analysis of access to justice under private international law in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  31:  An assessment of the right of individuals to access the Southern African Development Community Tribunal Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Beyond formalism and uti possidetis The International Court of Justice and boundary disputes in Africa Download PDF
Index Download PDF

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