New digital platform for the Centres launching soon!

!!! This site will move in the next weeks to the newly established DIGI-FACE Platform !!!
If you want to write a blog, please make use of the blog section on DIGI-FACE.

DIGI-FACE Platform launch on 1 October 2021

Via the DIGI-FACE project, a new platform for our African Excellence Network is developed. This Platform with its diverse functionalities, like the Learning-Management-System Moodle, the blog, the Project-Management-Tool, detailed member and profile overviews and a publication section will be launched on 1 October 2021.

DIGI-FACE is a portal to the exciting digital world of the network of DAAD-supported Centres of African Excellence. It connects these Centres of African Excellence and their alumni through teaching, learning, research, and communication opportunities by providing:

  • Information about the African Excellence Programme.
  • Information about the Centres and DAAD Alumni.
  • Access to blogs that allow members to share their news and other relevant information such as scholarship notifications and calls for proposals.
  • An access point to the DIGI-FACE Moodle Learning Management System, that we call ‘Learn’.
  • A space where members of the African Excellence Programme can find one another and exchange ideas.
  • A project management tool for supporting and operationalising collaborative research and other projects both within and across Centres, as well as for all students, academics and alumni.
  • A place to share publications and create an online library within and between the different. African-German Centres of Excellence.
Check out the DIGI-FACE Platform for exploring the new digital home of the Centres!

Third Conference Of The African-German Research Network – Part II – Zoom (Online) 2021

Call for Applications

Alumni-Conference: “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges”

29th October and 5th November 2021 via Zoom (online)

 

After the first two very fruitful sessions of the third annual research conference, the African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice organizes the conference’s second part and invites abstracts on corruption and money laundering in the context of “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges” from Alumnae and Alumni of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.

Please find details in the Call for Applications.

Conference Programme: Third Conference of the African-German Research Network – Zoom (Online) 2021

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice is thankful for receiving excellent paper abstracts and is looking forward to its third annual research conference on “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges” from Alumnae and Alumni of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. Please find details in the conference programme.

Registration is mandatory via transcrim@rewi.hu-berlin.de.

New DAAD-Scholarships Offers

Call for Scholarship Applications 2021 at Sub-Saharan African universities and at universities or research institutions in Germany:
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • For Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa: (senior) staff members (holding a PhD) from a Sub-Saharan African university
You can find all details regarding the selection process in the respective calls at the DAAD scholarship database: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Germany   Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa   Staff Exchange Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa

Focus Month Regional Integration on the Blog of African Legal Studies

TGCL and the Chair of African Legal Studies at the University of Bayreuth dedicate a specific topic to each month of the year on their Blog (https://africanlegalstudies.Blog/). This features an increased research effort on the respective topic within the Chairs activities as well as a thematic focus from the articles published on the Blog. Thought-provoking and up-to-date articles not only by TGCL/African Legal Studies Students, Alumni and Staff, but also from leading experts on the various topics from around the globe can thus be found on the Blog.

The topic dedicated to the focus month of April is Regional Integration and was chosen to give mainly TGCL students and alumni a platform to publish part of their current research and contribute easily to ongoing debatesOur writers review and analyse political, legal, economic, and social institutions for collective governance and address present issues and processes.

On 2 April, TGCL Alumni Otieno Kennedy Abuya published an analysis on the Appraisal of Legal Challenges and Intra-Regional Trade Within the East African Community in which he precisely examined the underlying legal framework on Intra-Regional Trade and gave a recommendation for the future. On 10 April, the Team co-released two comments involving Regional Integration. First, Jan Maina, lawyer and DAAD Legal Scholar at the TGCL, addressed Kenya’s Repatriation of Refugees in a Wake of Regional Integration. Afterwards, René Brosius commented on the maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya. René Brosius is a doctoral candidate at the Chair of African Legal Studies at the University of Bayreuth and is specialised in the field of law and economics in Somalia. In his comment, he evaluated the tension between the two states and particularly carved out the background as well as the role of the International Court of Justice. On the blog itself you can find more interesting articles around Regional Integration and access them via the following link (https://africanlegalstudies.Blog/2021/04/). Please feel free to leave a reply under any article as we love to open an in-depth discourse about the research with our readers. Via the top link, you can also come upon our other articles from previous months as well as – coming 1 May – the announcement of the main topic of the next focus month.

If you would like to address a certain topic with great interest in your research and like to be featured as an author on our Blog, you can do this by clicking the button “Contribute” in the top right of the main page and submitting your paper to africanlegalstudies@uni-bayreuth.de. The African Legal Studies Team is always looking forward to engaging with new authors and featuring their articles on the Blog.

 

By Philipp Bogensperger

Third Conference of the African-German Research Network – Zoom (Online) 2021

Call for Abstracts

Alumni-Conference: “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges”

28th May, 4th June, 22nd October and 29th October 2021 via Zoom (online)

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice organizes its third annual research conference and invites abstracts on “Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Challenges” from Alumnae and Alumni of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.

Please find details in the Call for Applications.

DAAD fördert zwei neue Fachzentren // Two new Centres funded by DAAD

Der Auf- und Ausbau leistungsfähiger und nachhaltiger Ausbildungsstrukturen an afrikanischen Universitäten ist Ziel des Programms „Fachzentren Afrika“ des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD). Aktuell sind zwei weitere Fachzentren mit Fokus auf Ressourcenmanagement ausgewählt worden. Der DAAD fördert beide von deutschen Hochschulen getragenen Zentren aus Mitteln des Auswärtigen Amtes (AA) bis 2025 mit 4,5 Millionen Euro.
Zur Pressemitteilung.

 

English:

The aim of the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) “African Excellence” programme is to establish and expand efficient and sustainable teaching and learning structures at African universities. Currently, two new Centres of Excellence focusing on resource management have been selected. DAAD is funding both Centres, which are run by German universities, with 4.5 million euros from the Federal Foreign Office (AA) until 2025.
To the press release.

 

French:

L’objectif du programme “African Excellence” de l’Office Allemand d’Échanges Universitaires (DAAD) est d’établir et de développer des structures d’enseignement et d’apprentissage efficaces et durables dans les universités africaines. Actuellement, deux nouveaux Centres d’Excellence axés sur la gestion des ressources ont été sélectionnés. Le DAAD finance ces deux Centres, qui sont gérés par des universités allemandes, avec 4,5 millions d’euros du Ministère Fédéral des Affaires Étrangères (AA) jusqu’en 2025.
Voici la communiqué de presse.

Alumni-Conference: “International and Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Practice, Challenges and Prospects” October and December 2020 Zoom (online)

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice has successfully organized its second annual research conference on “International and Transnational Criminal Law in Africa: Practice, Challenges and Prospects” from Alumni of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice in October and December 2020 via Zoom

The fruitful presentations and debates on the conference assessed the extent to which African states have implemented international and transnational criminal law through a critical examination of their legal frameworks, the nature and capacity of the legal enforcement and institutional frameworks adopted to criminalize, investigate and prosecute international crimes as well as the legal, institutional or practical challenges for effective implementation. Besides having a substantial majority of state parties to the International Criminal Court, African countries have established various ad hoc tribunals and adopted several legal and institutional frameworks at the regional and national levels as evidence of their stance against impunity for international crimes.

In his article, Leon Trampe, student assistant of the Network, gives an overview of the excellent paper abstracts and presentations at the conference. Please find the report here.

New Volume: South African Journal of Criminal Justice

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice is proud to announce that the 33rd volume of the South African Journal of Criminal Justice including peer-reviewed papers from our Network’s inaugural annual conference from 20 to 24 November 2019 on “Transitional Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa“ has recently been published.

The South African Journal of Criminal Justice is an accredited, specialist legal journal publishing articles, comments, surveys of recent cases, and book reviews in the field of criminal justice, with a particular emphasis on southern Africa. The focus of the journal is on criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, international criminal law, and criminology. The Network’s director Prof. Dr. Gerhard Werle is part of the editorial board and the Network’s advisory board member Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kemp serves as editor. More information about the periodical can be found here.

Information on the Network and the table of contents of the third issue can be found here.