About this Journal

Now 4 issues per year

The African Journal of International and Comparative Law re-started publication with EUP in 2005, with the approval of the African Society of International and Comparative Law. The eminent Editorial Board continues as previously, with members from international institutions in Geneva and from universities in Africa, the UK and the US. The journal continues its tradition of providing invaluable refereed material in both international and comparative law on a pan-African basis. It includes articles on public or private international law, either in English or French, as well as a section on recent developments relevant to the continent.

Editors and Editorial Board

General Editors

Professor Rachel Murray
Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Bristol

Dr Kofi Oteng Kufuor
Reader in Law, University of East London


Editorial Board

Dr Peter Slinn
Director, Diplomacy programmes, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Dr Djiena Michel-Cyr Wembou
Professeur de Droit International, Université d’Abidjan

Dr Edward Kwakwa
Senior Director, Department for Traditional Knowledge and Global Challenges

Professor Christof Heyns
Dean and Professor of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Dr Tunde Ogowewo
Senior Lecturer in Law, King’s College, London

Professor Nelson Enonchong
University of Birmingham

Dr Olufemi Elias
African Association of International Law

April 2021
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of the great Christof Heyns, our esteemed colleague and long-standing member of the editorial board the African Journal of International and Comparative Law. Prof Heyns was, as his colleagues in the University of Pretoria describe so well, a 'legal giant' in the human rights field. His contribution to the Journal over the years involved not only giving detailed editorial advice, but also his thoughtful reflections on the Journal’s development and strategic direction. We are honoured as a Board to have had the opportunity to work with him on the Journal and we will miss him deeply.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues in Pretoria and around the world.


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African Journal of International and Comparative Law

Print ISSN: 0954-8890 Online ISSN: 1755-1609
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