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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited by Charles M Fombad


Since the wave of constitutional reforms in Africa during the 1990s, the role of courts in interpreting and applying constitutions has become critical to the on-going process of constitutional construction, reconstruction, and maintenance. These developments have resulted in fundamental changes in the nature and role of courts exercising jurisdiction in constitutional matters. The chapters in this second volume of the Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law series are the first to undertake a critical and comparative examination of the interplay of the diverse forms of constitutional review models on the continent. As the list of areas in which these courts have intervened has grown, so too have their powers, actual or potential. By identifying and examining the different models of constitutional review, these chapters consider the extent to which courts are contributing to the establishment of constitutionalism and the rule of law in Africa.

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Charles M Fombad, editor

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