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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa edited by Fombad, Charles M (31st August 2017)

Introduction

Charles M Fombad

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

Courts generally, and courts exercising constitutional jurisdiction in particular, have been crucial in Africa’s post-1990 transition politics. Although many scholars have commented on the general nature of the post-transition constitutional reforms, not much attention has been paid to the changing role of courts, especially with respect to constitutional disputes. However, a fundamental cause of the undermining of constitutionalism in post-independence Africa was the numerous restrictions that prevented courts from intervening when constitutions were violated in...
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