African legal resources

By | 15 November 2012

The LawBod has strengthened its online African resources – as well as renewing subscriptions we have added a Nigerian database.

What’s new?

A database called Electronic Law Companion from the Nigerian legal publisher  Funmi Quadri & Co. 

Current OU students and faculty wishing to use it will have to pick up a special username and password from the dedicated Weblearn site  (where it is listed under Funmi) even when within the OU network. (You have to know your Oxford Single Sign On to get in to the Weblearn site.)

Home page of Funmi with search screen for case law

This service has Nigerian Supreme Court Quarterly Law Reports 2000 onwards.

Old friends

LawAfrica Law Reports. This database has East Africa Protectorate Law Reports, East Africa Law Reports, Southern Sudan Law Reports and Journal,Tanzania Law Reports, Uganda Law Reports, Zanzibar Protectorate Law Reports. As with Funmi, OU members need a special username and password which they can collect via the  Weblearn site  mentioned above. When first on the LawAfrica website click on the tab called LawAfrica Online services and fill in the details.

Once again a clear search screen

The LawBod has an online guide to which may point you to useful free resources on the web if your interest is in Sub-Saharan African.

South Africa

If it is South Africa which is your research interest, remember the LawBod has subscriptions to All South African Law Reports (special password needed again!) and  South African Law Journals (from Sabinet Law Collection) As a reminder of the content the individual journal titles are listed in the table below.  The LawBod also has a special guide to South Africa which you may find useful.

ACCORD: Occasional Papers Local Government Bulletin
Acta Criminologica Malawi Law Journal
Acta Juridica News & Views for Magistrates (Discontinued)
African Human Rights Law Journal Obiter
African Journal on Conflict Resolution Occupational Risk Management
Annual Survey of South African Law Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal
Article 19 SA Crime Quarterly
Article 40 SA ePublications – Law Collection
Child Abuse Research in South Africa SA Mercantile Law Journal
Codicillus SA Publiekreg = SA Public Law
Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa South African Human Rights Yearbook (Discontinued)
Conflict Trends South African Journal of Bioethics and Law
Constitutional Court Review South African Journal of Criminal Justice
Emergency Services SA / Occupational Risk South African Journal of Labour Relations
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa South African Journal on Human Rights
Fundamina South African Law Journal
Institute for Security Studies Monographs South African Yearbook of International Law
Institute for Security Studies Papers Stellenbosch Law Review
Journal for Estate Planning Law Transactions of the Centre for Business Law
Journal for Juridical Science Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg
Juta’s Business Law Without Prejudice
Law, Democracy and Development

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