Elections, Democracy and Constitutionalism in Africa

The Stellenbosch Annual Seminars on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) programme, “African constitutionalism: comparative perspectives”, falls under the STIAS project theme The future of democracy which started in September 2013. It is motivated by the fact that since 1990, African countries appear to be making great strides to entrench a culture of constitutionalism, good governance and respect for the rule of law. The purpose of the programme is to provide an opportunity for experts from different backgrounds and experiences, both lawyers and non-lawyers, to regularly meet and review the impact of constitutional developments on the continent.  By regularly bringing together experts from Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone Africa, it provides an opportunity for the cross-fertilisation of ideas and an intra-African dialogue between the different constitutional traditions that will enable them to share ideas, learn from each other and hopefully develop principles and practices that are more adapted to the African environment and its reality. This project will be involved with the preparation and organisation of SASCA 2018 under the general theme “Elections, democracy and constitutionalism in Africa”.

Project leader(s):
  • Charles Fombad (Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA), University of Pretoria)

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