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Research interests

Members of the Department of Public Law continue to be at the forefront of conducting ground-breaking research of fundamental importance in the board fields of Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; International Law, African Customary Law; International Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology.

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 constitutional 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.