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

Part 6 Conclusion, 16 Constitutional Adjudication and Constitutional Justice in Africa’s Uncertain Transition: Mapping the Way Forward

Charles M Fombad

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

Post-independence African constitutions, by design or default, facilitated the perpetuation of the harsh and repressive authoritarian colonial system in which the judiciary was an active accomplice. It was, therefore, not surprising that respect for and compliance with the dictates of the constitution was the exception rather than the rule. However, the constitutional reforms of the 1990s attempted, at least in most African countries, to entrench some of the core elements of constitutionalism, of which the main goals were to free the judiciary from the...
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