R. Murray, University of Bristol, UK
E. Onyema, SOAS, University of London, UK
The Journal of African Law has been in existence for over 55 years and in that time has followed changing trends in law and legal reform. The earlier focus on legal pluralism and customary law has evolved to include to a focus on issues of international law, post conflict resolution, constitutionalism and commercial law.
In recent years the journal has published articles on the Sharia debate in Nigeria, the new constitutional dispensation in Southern Sudan and case notes including on the rights of indigenous peoples under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The Journal welcomes articles on all legal issues pertaining to the African continent in its entirety.