Latest Book Publications!!!
To order Dr Ogochukwu Monye's book from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, please click here.
To order Dr Amadi Victor's book from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, please click here.
To order Dr Oyeniyi Abe's book from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, please click here.
To order Dr Augustine Arimoro's book from Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, please click here.
To order Dr Nojeem Amodu's book from Taylor & Francis Group, please click here.
To order a copy of the book from Oxford University Press, please click here.
OABLAF 10th Anniversary Reunion Conference
Fellows at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Olu Akinkugbe Business Law in Africa Fellowship (OABLAF) 23-27 October, 2023 at UCT Law.
As beautiful Wellington, New Zealand prepared to co-host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, its Victoria University hosted the 2023 International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Conference, where the CCLA was proud to present a panel on the theme: “Regional Integration and Africa’s Island Nations: Leveraging the Leniency, Latitude and Limitations of the Law.” Panellists spoke on island nations responses to various developments, including the use of regional courts, the free movement of people, the African Continental Free Trade Area and climate change imperatives. See the panel abstract here.
Several plenaries and well over a hundred panels were constituted over the three-day event, which had as its theme: “Islands and Ocean.” Although presentations were much broader than that, it was a theme that reverberated through various sessions of the conference as participants were repeatedly reminded in “housekeeping notes” of what to do in case of the triple hazards of fire, earthquake and tsunami!
Thankfully, the conference was successfully and safely executed, with a number of cherries – nay, kiwis - on top, including a Maori welcome event, a parliamentary reception and a Supreme Court visit hosted by the Chief Justice. ICON-S 2023 was not just a superbly organised conference in Aotearoa, but a warm, vibrant ideas space for connecting and reconnecting, as participants gently, gracefully, but firmly took back the social space displaced by the lockdown years.
Triple book launch by CCLA research fellows on Digital Financial Inclusion, Trade and Migration, and Implementing Business and Human Rights Norms in Africa
We are thrilled to announce the launch of three books authored by our research fellows on key topics shaping Africa's future. The books offer innovative insights, practical solutions, and critical perspectives on Digital Financial Inclusion, Trade and Migration, and Implementing Business and Human Rights Norms in Africa.
These timely and significant contributions are the result of years of rigorous research and collaboration and reflect the centre's commitment to advancing evidence-based knowledge, transformative impact, and thought leadership in Africa.
The three books are:
- Digital Financial Inclusion and regulation by Dr Ogochukwu Monye
- Trade, Migration and Law by Dr Victor Amadi
- Implementing Business and Human Rights Norms in Africa by Dr Oyeniyi Abe
New book publication by CCLA Associate - Dr Ogochukwu Monye
Dr. Monye's book titled 'Digital Financial Inclusion and Regulation', explores the various considerations for achieving an effective regulatory strategy to improve financial access and usage in Nigeria and beyond. Gaps in the legal and institutional framework for digital financial services (DFS) as well as the barriers that contribute to financial exclusion are identified as are the policy changes needed to provide more extensive, accessible and sustainable financial inclusion value. The book covers divergent themes around the use of and insights for regulating industry financial services providers and challenger entities that herald industry disruption. Click here to purchase a copy.
Africa month program 2022
In the Africa month (May), we held a simulation exercise with postgraduate students of our Law, Regional Integration and Development in Africa (LRIDA) course. The simulation was on negotiations in respect of the African Union's Continental Free Trade Area initiative (#AfCFTA). Here is an immersive video on the program.
New book publication by CCLA Post-doctoral researcher
Dr. Victor Amadi's book explores how law and policy makers within the Southern African Development Community regional structure might reform the legal and regulatory frameworks to best capitalise the benefits of the movement of people. The book advances the discussion on regional integration and trade, by arguing that having a vibrant and rewarding trade in services will require an approach towards the unrestricted movement of persons. Click here to purchase a copy.
Book publication by CCLA research associate
Implementing Business and Human Rights Norms in Africa: Law and Policy Interventions by Dr. Oyeniyi Abe discusses the critical intersections between business, human rights, and the implementation of socially responsible norms in developing countries with particular reference to Africa. Click here to purchase a copy.
The CCLA at 10
You are cordially invited to attend a program to commemorate the CCLA’s 10th Anniversary. The event will hold on Monday 13th December from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. See this poster above for more information. Alternatively here is a link to register.
CCLA Research Day Event
On Wednesday, 17 February 2021, a group of CCLA postgraduate researchers presented their work at a Research Day virtual seminar, organised by the Law Faculty Research Office. The research topics presented ranged from WTO appellate body appointments to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the impact of collective burgaining and the future of work in South Africa, a comparative study of Chinese Law and investments in Africa and from accountability checks on state-owned enterprises to the movement of people on the continent in the covid-induced era.
The Journal of Comparative Law in Africa (JCLA) is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
To download the poster, please click here.
Prof. Ada Ordor presents her research at Harvard Law School
Today, Prof. Ada Ordor presents her research at Harvard Law School on the operations of regional courts in Africa. She also discussed the question of access to regional courts in Africa and the implications for economic development.
CCLA Research Capacity Building Workshop (17 - 20 September 2019)
The CCLA and Law@Work co-hosts a Research Capacity Building Workshop sponsored by the TY Danjuma Fund for Law and Policy Development in Africa.
New Masters Programme!