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New Journal Fills a Gap in Scholarship on Africa and the Global South

Posted by Trudi Smith on December 17, 2020 in News
Professor Olabisi D. Akinkugbe
Professor Olabisi D. Akinkugbe

The African Journal of International Economic Law (AfJIEL) will launch on December 18, with the aim of filling a major gap in the production and publication of important scholarly and policy materials on Africa and the Global South. AfJIEL is co-edited by Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, Schulich School of Law Professor and James T. Gathii, Professor and Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

"We hope to inspire and engage with our audience particularly, in under-resourced academic and policy environments in the geographical Third World in general, and in Africa in particular," says Akinkugbe.

In an effort to break down barriers that limit access to scholarship and policy analysis, the AfJIEL is a free, open access publication. The journal is published by Sheria Publishing House.

Learn more: Watch “Welcome to the inaugural issue of the African Journal of International Economic Law

The inaugural issue will feature articles on the gendered nature of trade regimes and economic empowerment of women in Africa; competition regimes in the Caribbean community and Sub-Saharan Africa; and making intellectual property law and policy relevant for Africa.

All are invited to attend a virtual launch of the AfJIEL on December 18 at 11 am AST. Further details can be found on the Afronomics Law website.