KAS African Law Study Library

About

KAS African Law Study Library is a journal which publishes articles written by young scholars from the African continent. The journal deals with practical aspects important for the development of the Rule of Law in an African context.

The articles are the result of seminars and conferences organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hamann and African partner universities. KAS African Law Study Library thus creates a discussion forum for all lawyers interested in Africa and the diverse facets of Rule of Law in interaction with different historical, cultural, economic and political backgrounds.

The journal addresses readers from all continents. Starting from Africa, it also wants to give thought-provoking impulse outside of Africa. KAS African Law Study Library is published quarterly and welcomes contributions in English and French.

KAS African Law Study Library is available open access at www.nomos-elibrary.de.

ISSN-Internet 2363-6262

Editors

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa, Nairobi/Kenya

with

  • Dr. Arne Wulff
    Director of the KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Joseph Cihunda Hengelela
    Assistant/Université de Kinshasa
  • Prof. Ibrahima Diallo
    Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hamann
    Hamann Rechtsanwälte, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Kalala Ilunga-Matthiesen
    Université de Lubumbashi, DR Congo
  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Kumbu
    Université de Kinshasa, DR Congo
  • Prof. Stanislas Makoroka
    Université du Burundi, DR Congo
  • Prof. Jean Claude Mubalama Zibona
    Université Catholique de Bukavu, DR Congo
  • Prof. Adalbert Sango Mukalay
    Université de Lubumbashi, DR Congo
  • Prof. Ibrahim Salami
    Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Bénin), Bénin

Editorial Staff

Office:
Hamann Rechtsanwälte
Breitscheidstraße 4
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Telefon: +49 / 711 – 120 950 – 30 (Sekretariat)
Fax: +49 / 711 – 120 950 – 50
Mail: hamann@hamann-legal.de

Guidelines for Authors

KAS African Law Study Library is a journal which publishes articles written by young scholars from the African continent. The publication of articles requires the participation in seminars or conferences organised by the Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

The journal deals with practical aspects important for the development of the Rule of Law in an African context. It invites everyone interested in this subject to take part in the discussion.

Manuscripts (in German, English, French) may be submitted as an e-mail attachment and under the condition that they have not been published elsewhere in any form. A short abstract and some details about the author (both in English) should be added. We regret that no remuneration can be offered for publication. Contributions must be saved in a simple, editable (no PDF files please!) format, i.e. without automatic hyphenation, with a consistent font, and NO activated hyperlinks or other macros. The length of an article should not exceed 25 pages using 12 pt Times New Roman, line space 1.5. Please refrain from using bold type or underlining in the text, italics only sparingly.

Open Access Policy

KAS African Law Study Library is an open access journal. In accordance with the editors’ intention, open access publishing permits free access to academic publications.

All articles in KAS African Law Study Library are published under a CC BY-NC licence. The full text is thus accessible for everyone while, at the same time, the authors’ rights are respected. The quality of the articles continues to be ensured through our peer review process and editorial control.

As long as nothing else is stated in the bibliographic notes, the Creative Commons Licence BY-NC 4.0 applies to this content, i.e. it may be downloaded, filed and printed.

If such content is forwarded to anyone, it must include a full citation and particularly the following information:

  • names of all authors
  • the publication of record
  • book title or journal
  • the ‘DOI-link’ by which the contribution can be cited and looked up on the internet permanently.

When applying the Creative Commons Licence BY-NC 4.0, an open access publication must not be printed or republished for commercial purposes without the publisher’s written agreement. The journal does not levy any article processing nor submission charges. The foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is funding publication of KAS African Law Study Library.

More information on the general open access policy of Nomos Publishing can be found here.

Peer Review Process

Description of the quality control system

Manuscripts are to be published in the journal KAS African Law Study Library after a peer-refereed review process. The reviewers are renowned colleagues in the field of African law. They are especially required to consider the scholarly merit, the high content quality and the relevance of the papers offered to the editor. The Rules of Good Scientific Practice apply. Plagiarism is not accepted. Inappropriate submissions may be returned without formal review. Editorial decisions will be communicated directly to the author.

Copyright

Abstracting & Indexing

The articles of KAS are for example indexed in