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Call for Papers: African Human Rights Yearbook Volume 8 2024

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission), and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Committee) are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 7 of the African Human Rights Yearbook (the Yearbook). This volume features 21 contributions in English, French and Portuguese, focusing on various themes relevant to the African human rights system and African Union law. Five contributions discuss issues surrounding the African Union’s 2023 theme of the Year: “Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Implementation”.

This open access journal can be accessed using this link: www.ahry.up.ac.za, and on the websites of the three institutions. This joint publication has been initiated within the framework of the complementarity relationships among the three institutions.

Aim and Benefits 

Contributions to the African Human Rights Yearbook are not remunerated. However, in recognition of their intellectual work and the value it adds to the Yearbook, authors of finally accepted papers will be added to a database of thematic experts of the African Court, the African Commission, and the Children’s Committee. In addition, they will be involved in various relevant activities and events organized by the three institutions either separately or jointly.

Requirements 

• The submission must be original and not have already been published or submitted elsewhere.

• Articles should be between 8 000 and 10 000 words (including footnotes) in length.

• Case comments should be between 5 000 and 8 000 words (including footnotes) in length,

and should include web links to cases cited.

• Contributions may be submitted in Arabic, English, French or Portuguese; and should be edited for language before submission.

• Use UK English for papers submitted in English.

• Please adhere to the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) style guidelines, www.pulp.up.ac.za/images/files/publish_with_pulp/PULP_STYLE_GUIDELINES.pdf

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Selection

Papers will undergo double-blind peer review. Authors will be expected to incorporate comments, if any, and submit a revised and final paper by 30 September 2024. Accepted papers will be published in the eighth volume of the Yearbook, which is expected to appear in December 2024

Application Deadline

June 30, 2024

How to Apply

Fully developed articles (of no more than 10,000 words, footnotes included) and case discussions (of no more than 8,000 words, footnotes included) should be submitted, before or by

30 June 2024, together with the indication of the author’s professional qualifications and position by email to [email protected] Contributions should set out: (i) the title of the article or case discussion; (ii) the author’s current designation, qualifications and ORCID number; (iii) an abstract of no more than 250 words, setting out the aim of the contribution, the methodology and the main findings.

For more details, visit ACHPR website.

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