Constitutional adjudication in Africa /
edited by Charles M. Fombad.
First edition.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
xxiv, 378 pages ; 26 cm.
0198810210, 9780198810216
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Introduction / Charles M. Fombad -- An overview of contemporary models of constitutional review in Africa / Charles M. Fombad -- Centralized model of constitutional adjudication : the Constitutional Court of Benin / Sègonna Horace Adjolohoun -- The Cameroonian Constitutional Council : faithful servant of an unaccountable system / Charles M. Fombad -- The Constitutional Court of Angola : judicial restraint in a dominant party state / André Thomashausen -- The Supreme Court of Ghana under the 1992 Constitution : nature of jurisdiction as the apex court and contribution to the promotion of constitutionalism / Kofi Quashigah -- Constitutional adjudication in Nigeria : formal structures and substantive impact / Ameze Guobadia -- Constitutional review in South Africa : features, changes, and controversies / James Fowkes -- Unique but ineffective : assessing the constitutional adjudication system in Ethiopia / Adem K. Abebe -- The effects of international law norms on constitutional adjudication in Africa / Magnus Killander -- The impact of regional and sub-regional courts and tribunals on constitutional adjudication in Africa / Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila -- 'Made in courts' democracies? : constitutional adjudication and politics in African constitutionalism / Sègonna Horace Adjolohoun -- Exploring the contribution of ubuntu in constitutional adjudication : towards the idigenization of constitutionalism in South Africa? / Christa Rautenbach -- Handling of petitions by the Constitutional Court of Benin / Theodore Holo -- The birth of the South African Constitutional Court / Richard J. Goldstone -- Decision-making and working practices of the Supreme Court of Ghana / Samuel Kofi Date-Bah -- Constitutional adjudication and constitutional justice in Africa's uncertain transition : mapping the way forward / Charles M. Fombad.
Providing the first comparative analysis of African attempts to promote respect for rule of law and constitutional justice, this book examines the diverse and distinctive approaches to constitutional adjudication taken. It captures positive and negative developments, and future prospects for the different models of constitutional review.
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