Academic Forum

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. Its convenor is Afronomicslaw.org Editor, Ohio Omiunu. 

Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: Trade Facilitation - The Key to a Borderless Africa

On the 22nd day of May 2021, AfronomicsLaw Academic Forum held a Guest Lecture titled 'Trade Facilitation: The Key to a Borderless Africa'. The esteemed speakers were Dr Tsotang Tsietsi and Mr Craig Merito, who addressed the role of trade facilitation as a mechanism to enhance intra-African trade. Dr Tsietsi, the first speaker, is a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho. She holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. Mr. Craig Merito is an international trade expert and consultant with over 25 years of experience. This piece will reflect on the issues raised by Dr Tsietsi before proceeding to those encompassed by Mr. Merito.

Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: International Law and (the Critique of) Political Economy

The Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series brings experts and discussants together to discuss broad issues arising from international economic law as they relate to Africa and the Global South.

Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: The Sovereign Alien: History, TWAIL, and International Economic Law

The Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum Lecture Series brings experts and discussants together to discuss broad issues arising from international economic law as they relate to Africa and the Global South.

Development Opportunities in the Wake of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) needs no introduction anymore. It is arguably the African Union’s biggest project since the launch of Agenda 2063 in January 2013, which is our blueprint for sustainable development and economic growth of our Continent.

Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Inaugural Conference: Critical and Contextual Perspectives on International Economic Law: Amplifying the Voices of African Students and Early-Career Researchers

January 24, 2022

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Annual Conference. The Online Conference is scheduled for the 5th of February 2022. This inaugural conference is co-sponsored by the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN) and the African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN).

The conference's theme is: 'Critical and Contextual Perspectives to International Economic Law: Amplifying the Voices of African Students and Early-career Researchers'.

Afronomicslaw Academic Forum launches in West Africa

January 22, 2022

Following the establishment of the Afronomicslaw Academic Forum in Eastern and Southern Africa, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Academic Forum in West Africa. The Forum welcomes twenty-seven pioneer Representatives from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo and Morocco.

The Forum will be led by the trio of: