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About the Journal

Strathmore University Press advances knowledge and learning by offering a suite of legal educational materials that takes students through their complete educational journey and into professional life.

About the Journal

Aims and scope

Strathmore Law Journal is a platform open to scholars and researchers around the world. It
publishes original studies related to Human Rights and the law in Africa. The studies could
have a philosophical, public policy, governance or economic perspective. The Journal’s purpose
is the diffusion of knowledge and the promotion of inter-disciplinary debate on different legal

Peer-review process

Manuscripts can be submitted at any time; nevertheless, articles sent after November 1st of every year will be published in the next year’s volume.

First, the Editorial Committee reviews all manuscripts, checking for completion of all the instructions criteria. All manuscripts must comply with our ethical standards (based on COPE standards) and, at the end of the process, authors must sign a Statement of Originality and Authorization for Publication. If some criteria are not met, the author(s) will be duly informed.

After the initial revision, the Editorial Committee sends the manuscript to independent-external peer review academics, who evaluate the papers for academic quality. At least one reviewer will fill the reviewer’s form. Neither the author identity nor the other peer review identity is revealed to any of the peers, to fulfil the requirements of the double-blind peer-review procedure. Once reviewers submit their votes, the Editor chooses either to accept with adjustments, to accept fully, or to reject the manuscript.

The Journal’s Editorial Team notifies the author of its decision after a maximum period of six months from submission. Once the papers are accepted and corrections made, the articles are then sent to a Copy Editor to adjust it to the style of the Journal, although no changes are made to the research’s content.

Neither the submission, the review process, nor the publication generates any cost for the author.

Privacy statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be available for any other purpose or another party. The user may at any time exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by contacting the following email address:

Publication frequency

The Strathmore Law Journal is printed annually around August. Articles are published first online on this website before the printed publication.

Open access policy and filling

The Law Journal is available immediately and at no cost to all customers in its digital edition. We think that free access promotes a greater exchange of knowledge around the globe. Nevertheless, the printed edition has a minimum price to cover its costs.

This Journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a file distributed among participating libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent archives of the Journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More information…

Exchanges and subscriptions

The SLJ is open to exchange its periodic publications with any national or international institution. In order to obtain detailed exchange information, please write to us at the email

If you wish to receive a printed edition of Strathmore Law Journal, please ask that at the abovewritten email.

Editorial Team

Ph.D.-Ph.D. Juan Carlos Riofrío


Strathmore University (Kenya)

Editorial Board

Ph.D. Peter Kwenjera

Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya)

Cecil Yongo Abungu

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya)

Dr. Francis Kariuki

Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya)

Mukami Wangai

Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya)

Joe Kilonzo

Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya)

Advisory Board

Patricia Scotland

Baroness of Asthal

QC (United Kingdom)

Willy Mutunga

Former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court (Nairobi, Kenya)

Professor JB Ojwang

Judge of the Supreme Court (Nairobi, Kenya)

Professor Tymothy Endicott

Oxford University (United Kingdom)

Professor James T Gathii

Loyola University Chicago Law School (United States)

Professor Frans Viljoen

Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Professor Paolo G. Carozza

University of Notre Dame (United States)

Professor Usang Maria Assim

Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape (South Africa)

Professor Adam D. Dubin

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Spain)

Student Editorial Assistants

Khalil Badbess

Strathmore University


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