The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria recently launched the first issue of the African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) on 5 November 2013. Articles for consideration for publication in the 2014 issue of the ADRY are invited.

The ADRY comes in the wake of the adoption of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006. Its focus is on disability rights issues and developments of contemporary concern to persons with disabilities on the African continent It comprises three sections – Section A containing doctrinal articles and to which we are extending this invitation; Section B containing country-focused overviews of developments in disability rights in selected African countries; and Section C containing brief overviews of developments at the sub-regional and regional (African Union) levels.

The ADRY publishes once a year. It is a peer-reviewed open journal which comes with open access. As part of quality assurance, following the launch of the first issue, preparations are underway to submit an application to the South African Department of Education for attaining the status of an accredited journal. Also, an application is underway for inclusion of the ADRY in the International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS).

Articles intended for Section A of the ADRY, which we are inviting, should be original and not under consideration for publication by another journal. An article should not exceed 10 000 words, including footnote references. When preparing articles for submission, contributors are kindly requested to follow the guidelines that are available on the Centre’s web site (‘Publications’ and then ‘African Disability Rights Yearbook’). A copy of the first issue of the ADRY can be accessed free at this site. The ADRY can also be accessed at the website of the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) which is http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/journals/african-disability-rights-yearbook-volume-1-2013

Manuscripts accompanied by a covering letter should be sent in electronic format to: Charles.ngwena@up.ac.za. An acknowledgment will be returned upon receipt of the submission. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 31 March 2014.


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