Law, Rights, and Governance in Africa. A Look to the Future

The African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden is holding an Africa 2020 year during which it will organize several activities with the participation of staff and PhD researchers at the International Institute of Social Studies.

The first event is a workshop on Law, governance and rights in Africa. A look to the future.

Co-organized by ISS PhD researcher, Thandiwe Matthews, this workshop refers to the study of past and present state law and state institutions, as well as the wide range of religious, traditional, 'twilight' and customary legal political institutions that can be found across the different countries of Africa. 

Africa 2020

2020 is the year in which 17 countries on the African continent will celebrate 60 years of independence. The Africanists from Leiden University with partners from TU Delft and Erasmus University (united in ‘LeidenASA’, hosted by the ASCL) will organize 'Africa 2020', a year full of workshops, film screenings, peer coaching for PhD students, seminars and two large conferences: ‘Africa: 60 years of independence’ in January and  ‘Africa knows!’ in December of that year. 

Take a look at the preliminary timetable of events on Africa 2020 website or download the flyer below.