The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) invites you to a webinar to mark 20 years of the African Human Rights Law Journal. 

The African Human Rights Law Journal in 2020 marks 20 years of consistently publishing 2 issues per year. It was first published in 2001 by Juta publishers. From 2013, it has been published as an open-access journal by PULP. The Journal is accredited with the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) and appears in a number of open access portals, including AfricanLii, the Directory of Open Access Journals and SciELO.

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Marking 20 years of the African Human Rights Law Journal

Wednesday 7 October 2020
Webinar (Zoom)
16:00 - 17:30 SAST

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Video: Marking 20 years of the African Human Rights Law Journal


Moderator: Dr Nkatha Murungi
Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

  • Brief reflections by Journal editors since 2001: 
    Christof Heyns, Tshepo Madlingozi, Annelize Nienaber, Magnus Killander, Solomon Ebobrah, Usang Maria Assim, Frans Viljoen
  • Reflections by authors of most cited articles:
    Thaddeus Metz 

    ‘Ubuntu as a moral theory and human rights in South Africa’ (2011) 11 AHRLJ  532-559
    Thoko Kaime
    ‘The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the cultural legitimacy of children’s rights in Africa: Some reflections’ (2005) 5  AHRLJ 221-238

  • Reflections by authors of some recent published articles:
    Romola Adeola 
    ‘The impact of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa’ (2019) 19 AHRLJ 591-607
    Horace Adjolohoun 
    ‘A crisis of design and judicial practice? Curbing state disengagement from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (2020) 20 AHRLJ 1-40
    Gus Waschefort 
    ‘The subject-matter jurisdiction and interpretive competence of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in relation to international humanitarian law’ (2020) 20 AHRLJ 41-77
    Swikani Ncube 
    ‘Human rights enforcement in Africa: Enhancing the Pan-African Parliament’s capacity to promote and protect human rights’ (2020) 20 AHRLJ 103-124

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Liesl Hager
Research, Marketing and Publishing Assistant
Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)