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Research interests

Members of the Department of Public Law continue to be at the forefront of academic study, conducting ground-breaking research  the broad fields of Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; International Law, African Customary Law; International Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology, amongst others.

Through its research units - the Centre of Criminology; the Centre for Law and Society; the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit; the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law; the Land and Accountability Research Centre; and the Refugee Rights Unit - members of the Department have investigated various important issues including constitution-making; problems of accountability; constitution implementation and democratic governance in Africa; challenges to judicial independence; the normative development and implementation of human rights; the role of traditional law and institutions in international cooperation programmes aimed at promoting transitional justice and the rule of law in Africa; governance of security; policing accountability, criminology and criminal procedure.