Mariya Badeva-Bright


The Forum at Mosi-oa-Tunya: Judiciaries and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa

Just like the inevitable thunder of the "smoke" of the Zambezi at Victoria Falls, where this year's Southern African Chief Justices Forum conference took place, so is the flood of the Fourth Industrial Revolution engulfing the African justice sector. The theme of the conference was The Judiciary and Technology in Africa. In my presentation to the Forum, I proposed that African judiciaries have an opportunity to engage with the technologies shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution now. This engagement should focus on formulating policies and practices that support equitable development of new technologies in the justice sector and in a way that ensures respect for human rights, transparency, efficiency and enhanced access to justice. In addition, judiciaries should invest in programmes to train judges and equip the judicial administration with the necessary interdisciplinary skills and knowledge to fully engage with this new reality.


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Customary Land Act and Regulations Now in Force in Malawi

The Customary Land Act, 2016 of Malawi commenced in March 2018.  The commencement notice was followed by Customary Land Regulations, 2018 in April 2018.

Sick miners to get up to R500k

Historic settlement reached in silicosis case.

Second Training Session for Counsel on the Roster of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Arusha, 9 - 11 July 2018

Opening address by Judge Sylvain Oré on occasion of the second training session for counsel on the roster of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, Arusha, July 2018.

South Africa: Customary Initiation Bill, 2018

The South African Parliament will soon consider a new Customary Initiation Bill.

How closure of TV stations has narrowed democratic space in Kenya

The  closure  of three leading television stations on January 30 2018 by the Communications Authority of Kenya sparked a huge outcry.

Indigenousness and peoples’ rights in the African human rights system: situating the Ogiek judgement of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Ricarda Rösch's article discusses the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights first indigenous rights case dealing with the expulsion of the Ogiek from their ancestral lands in the Kenyan Mau forest. The article highlights the judgement’s most interesting features in light of the ongoing debates surrounding indigenousness and indigenous rights in Africa.

Self-determination in the Case Law of the African Commission: Lessons for Europe

In this paper Stefan Salomon inquires, first, what legally might remain of self-determination in a postcolonial context by focusing on the case law of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR). Second, it asks what might be the lessons for Europe by gazing at the development of the legal concept of self-determination in Africa.

[Book] The implementation of modern African Constitutions: Challenges and prospects

In “The implementation of modern African Constitutions: challenges and prospects”, the authors try to identify obstacles to constitutional implementation in Africa and, on the basis of good practice, assess how this could be overcome. A single volume like this cannot unravel the complexity of the causes and effects of, and solutions to, the problem of non-implementation of constitutions in Africa: the subject is far too intricate. Nevertheless, this study, represents a first attempt to draw attention to the issue, and hopes to open a serious debate about it and pave the way for making this issue an integral consideration in constitution-building in the future. The variety of perspectives provided in analysing the challenges to constitution-implementation in this volume should make it to appeal to academics, practitioners, policy makers and postgraduate research students interested in the intricacies of comparative African constitutional law.

[Book] African Customary Law in South Africa: Post-Apartheid and Living Law Perspectives

African Customary Law in South Africa Professor IP Maithufi, Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Mr Lesala Mofokeng, Dr Dial Ndima, Edited by Professor Chuma Himonga, and Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo

LII in a Box: A Content Management System for Law

Do you have cases, legislation and other legal information that you want to make available via the Internet? Do you want to run your own legal information website?