The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network, (AfSDJN), is a coalition of citizens, scholars, civil society actors and church groups committed to exposing the adverse impact of unsustainable levels of African sovereign debt on the lives of ordinary citizens.
Convened by Afronomicslaw.org with the support of Open Society for Southern Africa, (OSISA), the AfSDJN's activities are tailored around addressing the threats that sovereign debt poses for economic development, social cohesion and human rights in Africa. It advocates for debt cancellation, rescheduling and restructuring as well as increasing the accountability and responsibility of lenders and African governments about how sovereign debt is procured, spent and repaid.
Focusing in particular on Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria and Senegal, the AfSDJN will also amplify African voices and decolonize narratives on African sovereign debt . Its activities include producing research outputs to enhance the network’s advocacy interventions. It also seeks to create awareness on and elevate the priority given to sovereign debt and other economic justice issues on the African continent and beyond throughout 2021.
- Eighty Fourth Sovereign Debt News Update: Kenya unlikely to receive Debt Restructuring despite Credit Downgrade
- Eighty Third Sovereign Debt News Update: Sanctions-Talk comes up as USA refuses to fund Zimbabwe Arrears Clearance and Debt Restructuring Strategy
- Eighty Second Sovereign Debt News Update: Ghana Draws One Step Closer to Debt Restructuring Talks Under the G20 Common Framework
- Eighty First Sovereign Debt News Update: The Big Funding Squeeze: Analyzing the IMF’S Austerity plans for Africa’s Deteriorating Debt Situation
- Eightieth Sovereign Debt News Update: Kenya’s President Calls for Global Finance Architecture Reform
The Analysis Section of Afronomicslaw.org publishes two types of content on issues of international economic law and public international law, and related subject matter, relating to Africa and the Global South. First, individual blog submissions which readers are encouraged to submit for consideration. Second, feature symposia, on discrete themes and book reviews that fall within the scope of the subject matter focus of Afronomicslaw.org.
- Recap of the Third Edition of the Washington Arbitration Week: Deep Seabed Mining, the Terra Incognita
- Book Review: Populism and Antitrust: The Illiberal Influence of Populist Government on the Competition Law System By Maciej Bernatt (CUP: 2022)
- Loss, Damage and the Quest for Climate Reparations Beyond COP27
- Book Review: Africa in the New Trade Environment - Market Access in Troubled Times
- The Legacy of Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade: Interview with Leonardo Nemer Caldeira Brant
The African Journal of International Economic Law, (AfJIEL) is the peer review journal of record on international economic law issues relating to Africa and the Global South. The AfJIEL is an open access journal published with the support of Sheria Publishing House – a publishing house committed to providing high quality, affordable and accessible materials on African and Third World scholarship and practice. The AfJIEL publishes articles on international economic law on and about Africa and the Third World.
This category hosts video recordings of Afronomicslaw webinars as well as Afronomicslaw.org Indabas. The Indabas are a series of discussions on important topics with individuals often working behind the scenes on important issues of international economic law relating to Africa and the Global South. Afronomicslaw videos are also available on our youtube channel.
- Inaugural Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Conference: Critical and Contextual Perspectives to International Economic Law: Amplifying the Voices of African Students and Early-career Researchers
- Afronomicslaw (Southern Africa) Academic Forum Information Session
- Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: International Law and (the Critique of) Political Economy
- Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: The Sovereign Alien: History, TWAIL, and International Economic Law
- African Sovereign Debt Justice Network: Nigeria’s Debt Stock: The Real Cost Of High Servicing Ratio - Channels TV Nigeria Interview with Olabisi Akinkugbe
The News and Events category publishes the latest News and Events relating to International Economic Law relating to Africa and the Global South. Every week, Afronomicslaw.org receive the News and Events in their e-mail accounts. The News and Events published every week include conferences, major developments in the field of International Economic Law in Africa at the national, sub-regional and regional levels as well as relevant case law. News and Events with a Global South focus are also often included.
Recent news and events
- NEWS: 06.01.2023
- Trade and Climate Change Conference: Trade and Climate Action: Shifting the Paradigm for a Just Transition and Sustainable Development in Bridgetown, Barbados
- NEWS: 05.25.2023
- SIEL 2023 Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended: SIEL Global Conference (Bogotá 2023)
- Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the 2023-2024 Regional Rounds of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on WTO Law
The Academic Forum is an inclusive and accessible forum that brings together undergraduate and graduate students as well as early career researchers from across the world interested in international economic law issues as they relate to Africa and the Global South. Its goals are to encourage and build core research skills in teaching, research, theory, methods and writing; developing content for Afronomicslaw.org and where possible to encourage authors to submit to the African Journal of International Economic Law; holding workshops and masterclasses on core research skills in teaching, research, theory, methods and writing; and organizing annual poster/essay competitions on international economic law issues. View the current Academic Forum Leadership here.
- Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: The EAC - Between Elitism and People-Centredness
- Call for Applications: Scholarship Opportunities for Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Members or Contributor to attend the 2023 Global Trade Academy by Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law
- 27th Academic Forum Guest Lecture - Purpose in International Economics Law – Searching Beyond the Text
- The 26th Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum Guest Lecture: Neoliberalism, Transformative Constitutions and Sites of Struggle: The Kenyan Case Study
- 25th Academic Forum Guest Lecture: Development and the Making of Investment Treaties in Africa
The Repository contains cases, documents, bibliographies and materials on International Economic Law relating to Africa and the Global South with a view to making these materials easily and freely accessible. At the moment, the repository contains cases from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, (COMESA), Court of Justice cases as well as an extensive summary of Africa's regional and sub-regional international economic regimes.
Afronomicslaw.org invites our readers to contribute towards building this repository by proposing and submitting bibliographies particularly of materials of international economic law and international law that concern and relate to Africa and the Global South. The justifications for this repository include making these materials easily accessible and available especially in resource constrained environments. In addition, the repository is consistent with a major Afronomicslaw.org goals of: (i) centering and amplifying the scholarship that is excluded in the canon of international law in the most widely read publications; and (ii), producing content to overcome barriers to access such as cost of printed materials, paywalls and stringent intellectual property rights protections.
- Research Questionnaire - Registry and Legal Division of the African Court
- Open Access Book Publication: Taking a Common Concern Approach to Economic Inequality Implications for (Cooperative) Sovereignty over Corporate Taxation by Alexander D. Beyleveld
- Black Traditions in International Law
- Summary of All COMESA Court of Justice Cases (2000-2012)
- Africa's Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation Frameworks: A Summary