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.
- Fifty Seventh Sovereign Debt News Update: Kenya partially releases the Standard Gauge Railway Contracts raising continued questions about secrecy
- Fifty Sixth Sovereign Debt News Update: Ghana and Senegal Among Seven States to Benefit from the Global Shield Financing Facility - But is the Facility Africa's Best Tool Against Nature Loss and Climate Change?
- Fifty Fifth Sovereign Debt News Update: South Africa criticizes the $8.5bn Climate Financing Package
- New AfSDJN Policy Brief focuses on Debt, Climate Finance and Vulnerability for Countries in Africa
- Fifty Fourth Sovereign Debt News Update: Nigeria seeks foreign loans to complete rail projects, Tanzania seals lucrative investment deals with China and South Africa receives World Bank funding to pursue renewable energy
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.
- One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: Progress Towards the EU’s Proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and Provisions for Global South Participation in Due Diligence Processes
- Symposium Introduction: The Digitalizing Continent: Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation for Africa
- Roll out the Drums, or Not: Hits and Misses at COP 27
- Data Protection Impact Assessment as a Human Rights Duty of State?
- The Emerging role of African Sub-Regional Courts in Protecting Human Rights on the Internet
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.
- 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
- Afronomicslaw Indaba Episode 5 with Professor Anna Gelpern: Understanding Sovereign Debt Today
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
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.
- 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
- 24th Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: The Coloniality of International Economic Law: What This Implies for Law Students in Africa
- 23rd Academic Forum Guest Lecture: The Emancipation Conundrum: Decolonization, Gender, and Equality Movements in the Context of African Integration
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