SOAS University of London


Journal of African Law

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General Editors:

Lutz Oette (School of Law, SOAS, University of London)
Sope Williams-Elegbe (Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University)

During the past 60 years Journal of African Law has established itself as the leading journal in its field. Its wide coverage encompasses the laws of sub-Saharan African countries. Its authoritative and thought-provoking articles address contemporary legal issues and highlight issues of international and comparative significance. The journal contains a separate section on recent legislation, case-law, law reform proposals and recent international developments affecting Africa. Journal of African Law is essential reading for academics, professional lawyers, development workers and policy-makers.

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