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.
- Civil Society Forum on African Sovereign Debt in advance of the 2021 African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
- Second Sovereign Debt News Update
- A Flurry of African Sovereign Debt News
- Snapshot of Kenya's External Debt Over the Last Decade
- Reflections on the Current Reality of Africa’s debt landscape
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.
- Bilateralizing the EU-EAC EPA: An Introductory Legal Analysis of the Kenya-UK Economic Partnership Agreement
- Introduction to the Book Review Symposium on ANRC's "Rethinking Land Reform in Africa: New Ideas, Opportunities and Challenges"
- RCEP's Contribution to Global Data Governance
- Beyond Land Reforms: Strengthening Links with Food Sovereignty and Land Rights Activists
- Will Land Reform Change Black Rural Rural Women's Realities in South Africa
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.
- Book Launch: The Performance of Africa's International Courts (OUP, 2020) Edited by James T Gathii.
- Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: Decolonisation of International Economic Law
- Official Launch of the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (ASDJN)
- Reform and Entrenchment in International Investment Law Webinar
- Afronomicslaw Indaba 4: Dr. Titilayo Adebola in conversation with Mr. Michael Fakhri, Special Rapporteur on Right to Food
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
- Afronomicslaw Call for Blogs: African-Asian Relations: Fostering Trade and Investment in Times of Crisis
- Call for Contributions by Gender and Development: Feminist Protests and Politics in a World in Crisis
- Transformations of Human-Environment Interactions to Sustainable Development (TRANSFORM): Call for PhD Applications
- News: 2.14.2021
- FRI Special Issue on Blockchain Regulation - Call for Paper on Banking/Financial 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. Its convenor is Afronomicslaw.org Editor, Ohio Omiunu.
- Reflections on the 6th Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture delivered by Professor Mohsen al Attar
- Afronomicslaw.org Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: Decolonisation of International Economic Law
- Reflections and Testimonials from Academic Forum Participants Class of 2020/2021
- Report of the Academic Forum's Activities in 2020
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.