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Call for Papers African Human Rights Yearbook

April 16th, 2018

The African Court; the Commission and the Committee are pleased to announce the call for articles for the Second Edition of the African Human Rights Yearbook (AHRY).  The First Edition, which was published at the end of 2017, comprised 17 articles. This joint publication, which contains contributions in English and French,  is initiated in the framework of the complementarity relationships between the three institutions.

We are inviting abstracts for papers and case discussions that will propose groundbreaking academic style contributions to the human rights discourse in Africa. Although the contributions are expected to take a continental approach to the issues they cover; country or sub-regional level case studies that are designed in the light of the overall African human rights system will be of great relevance. In so far as methodology is concerned, papers adopting multidisciplinary and empirical approaches are highly encouraged. Submissions in three categories are invited.

Abstracts should be of no more than 600 words to be submitted together with a short résumé of the author and should include the title, a short description of the topic to be addressed, the methodological approach taken, and a brief overview of the issues to be explored.

Abstracts should be submitted before or by 31 March 2018 as e-mail attachments to Thomas White thomas.white@up.ac.za, Centre for Human Rights – Pretoria copying Dr. Robert Eno, Registrar of the African Court Robert.Eno@african-court.org and Dr. Horace Adjolohoun, Principal Legal Officer at the African Court Horace.Adjolohoun@african-court.org. Any questions on this call for papers should be directed to the addresses given above.

The selection panel will consider the proposals and inform only the selected authors before or by 30 April 2018. On acceptance of a proposal by the selection panel, the author will be invited to submit a full draft paper together with an abstract of 200 words by 31 July  2018. Upon review, the authors will receive comments, which they will be expected to incorporate and return the final paper by 30 September 2017.

Finally accepted papers will be published in the second volume of the Yearbook, which is expected to appear in November 2018.

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