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Jorg Kleis, African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration

Jorg Kleis, African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration BOOK REVIEW–CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE RICHARD FRIMPONG OPPONG Jorg Kleis, African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2016), 391pp ISBN: 978- 3-8487-3132-9 Regional integration in Africa, as we know it today, dates back to the immediate post-independence era. However, very few monographs exploring the legal aspects of regional integration in Africa exist. The publication of Kofi Oteng Kufuor’s The Institutional Transformation of the Economic Community of West African States (2006), James Thuo Gathii’s African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes (2011), Richard Frimpong Oppong’s Legal Aspects of Economic Integration in Africa (2011) and Jerry Ukaigwe’s ECOWAS Law (2016) marked important steps in filling this academic void. Dr Jorg Kleis’s African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration is an important new addition to scholarship, especially in terms of its macro and microscopic examination of the jurisprudence, work and procedures of the regional community courts. Based on his doctoral thesis, the book examines an important question: whether regional community courts in Africa have been able to contribute to the goal of regional integration or whether they have the potential to shape this process in the future. The focus is mainly on the Economic Community of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Jorg Kleis, African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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0954-8890
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1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2019.0284
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BOOK REVIEW–CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE RICHARD FRIMPONG OPPONG Jorg Kleis, African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2016), 391pp ISBN: 978- 3-8487-3132-9 Regional integration in Africa, as we know it today, dates back to the immediate post-independence era. However, very few monographs exploring the legal aspects of regional integration in Africa exist. The publication of Kofi Oteng Kufuor’s The Institutional Transformation of the Economic Community of West African States (2006), James Thuo Gathii’s African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes (2011), Richard Frimpong Oppong’s Legal Aspects of Economic Integration in Africa (2011) and Jerry Ukaigwe’s ECOWAS Law (2016) marked important steps in filling this academic void. Dr Jorg Kleis’s African Regional Community Courts and Their Contribution to Continental Integration is an important new addition to scholarship, especially in terms of its macro and microscopic examination of the jurisprudence, work and procedures of the regional community courts. Based on his doctoral thesis, the book examines an important question: whether regional community courts in Africa have been able to contribute to the goal of regional integration or whether they have the potential to shape this process in the future. The focus is mainly on the Economic Community of

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Aug 1, 2019

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