Research and Publications



During the more recent past much has happened on the African continent regarding democratic reform, good governance, human rights protection and the rule of law. On the way to more societal, political and legal stability various countries in Africa are still entangled in processes of legal and institutional reform, especially in the areas of constitutional law, the law relating to the organisation of the state, electoral law, laws regulating political parties, criminal law, criminal procedure, civil law, civil procedure, administrative law and administrative procedure. In order to also accommodate other African countries, the legal series “Law and Constitution in South Africa”, which is in existence since 1998, has been geographically expanded. “Law and Constitution in Africa” offers a platform enhancing the comparative law discourse between Africa and Europe. This not only promotes good international relations but shall also contribute to more mutual understanding and intellectual exchange between law faculties on both continents. It is expected to foster and propel on-going and future legal and judicial reform processes. The first edition of “Law and Constitution in Africa” is published in 2013; the series focus lies on high quality postgraduate, doctoral, postdoctoral dissertations and other scientific work in English and German language relevant to the areas of public, private and economic law.

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Scientific Advisory Council