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The Judicial Power of Africa's Supranational Courts: Introduction

The Judicial Power of Africa's Supranational Courts: Introduction Africa is home to a high number of international courts exercising supranational jurisdiction in diverse fields of law, including human rights and economic integration. This Special Issue discusses the judicial power of these institutions, analysing whether and how they are able to exercise effective review. The Special Issue also inquires into how the courts envisage their own role and whether they adopt approaches of activism or restraint. It is concluded that activist approaches have bolstered the authority of some of Africa's supranational courts, but resulted in backlashes in others, and that the involvement of civil society organisations is a crucial factor in this regard. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

The Judicial Power of Africa's Supranational Courts: Introduction

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2020.0328
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Abstract

Africa is home to a high number of international courts exercising supranational jurisdiction in diverse fields of law, including human rights and economic integration. This Special Issue discusses the judicial power of these institutions, analysing whether and how they are able to exercise effective review. The Special Issue also inquires into how the courts envisage their own role and whether they adopt approaches of activism or restraint. It is concluded that activist approaches have bolstered the authority of some of Africa's supranational courts, but resulted in backlashes in others, and that the involvement of civil society organisations is a crucial factor in this regard.

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2020

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