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Call for Articles or Research Papers on Topical Legal Issues

Second Edition of the Pan African Yearbook of Law : Call for Articles or Research Papers on Topical Legal Issues

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations, which reflects the aspirations and concerns of the African people, and promotes shared interest. Our mission is advancing the law and the legal profession, the rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent. To achieve its mandate, PALU stimulates research, dialogue, publication and wide dissemination of articles and papers on topical legal issues. These are innovative and/or game changing papers that set the tone for legal discourse and development in Africa. Our premier platform for these is the Pan African Yearbook of Law (PAYL). The PAYL accommodates both longer scholarly papers, as well as shorter, practice-oriented articles, including analyses of treaties, laws or recent judgments. It also incorporates reviews of books. For more information on the first edition of PAYL please view have opened the Call for Expressions of Interest for the Second Edition of PAYL. We invite Legal Scholars, Researchers, Consultants or Legal Practitioners to submit short Abstracts (500 words) and a Resume or Curriculum Vitae for consideration for the Second Edition of the PAYL.We welcome innovative papers or articles in all areas of law. In addition, some areas of specific interest to us for the current year are :

- The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa : Progress, Prospects and Policy Options.
- The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) and the evolution of the principle of Unconstitutional Change of Government : Historical Perspectives, Case Studies, towards more robust application.
- Prosecuting Corruption in Africa : the scope for citizen action, including private prosecutions or private recovery of stolen assets : Case Studies, Innovative Strategies.
- Exploring the possible complementarities between the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and other organs and institutions of the African Union and its Regional Economic Communities.
- Recent Developments in International Criminal Justice in Africa.
- Financing the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities.

Should you wish to submit your abstract and/ or have any further questions, please contact us at

The Call for Papers will be closed on 31 August 2013.

Publié le 11 août 2013