African Law Association
African Law Association
Association du Droit Africain
Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht e.V.

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 28  students' reports 
 25  research projects 
 10  intern. treaties 
 76  laws/data bases 
 5  other materials 
 73  journals 
 4  own publications 
 26  cases/data bases 
 508  addresses 
 38  of 200 Members 
 242  organisations 
 215  links in all 
 105  areas of Law 
 18  conferences 



Welcome to the African Law Association

Since its foundation in Heidelberg in 1973 the African Law Association has committed itself to the promotion of “African law”. By this term we are referring to all international, national, customary and religious legal sources that relate to the African continent, in other words, the entire past and present legal culture of all African states in all its various forms and influences.

The African Law Association is a living network that consists of more than two hundred researchers, practitioners and students from mostly Europe and Africa. Its understanding is based on an interdisciplinary approach that unites law with political, historical and African science as well as ethnology and expertise in development aid.

Since 1975 the Association has held annual conferences and has increasingly done so in cooperation with other scientific institutions. Our conference languages are German, English and French. In 1981, we started publishing our Yearbook of African Law, which we have extended to our journal “Law in Africa” in 1998 and which is published twice a year, since 2014 as online-journal in open access. In 2006, we also inaugurated our own publication series.

On this website you will find a wide variety of information and links to law in Africa regarding
- Statutory and jurisprudential data bases
- Journals
- Research projects
- Pertinent institutions and organisations
- Personal reports about university programs, exchanges or internships.

Feel free to contact us at any time or join us for our next annual conference ! As a member you will also be able to take advantage of inside information, such as our internal mailing list or engaging in the various activities of our Association.

We are looking forward to getting in touch with you!
The Board of the African Law Association e.V.

Information about the Association can also be found in our pamphlet.

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+++ The programme as well as logistical information on our 45th annual conference on 9 and 10 November 2018 in Münster/ Westfalen are online. You can find it here +++

+++ The invitation and the agenda for the meeting of the members of ALA 2018 is online and you can find it here +++

+++ The issue 2017/2 of our journal Law in Africa has appeared! +++

African Law Association, c/o Dr. Jörg Kleis, Choriner Straße 83, 10119 Berlin, Germany,

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