Call for Papers: Successes and Challenges in the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Africa

July 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

The AALS Section on Africa program will address the topic of “Successes and Challenges in the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Africa” at the 2016 Annual Meeting.  The session will be co-sponsored by the Sections on International Human Rights and on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues.

The AALS Section on Africa is seeking manuscripts, or detailed proposals, dealing with any aspect of this topic.  They welcome papers that provide an overview of LGBT rights issues in Africa, as well as papers that address particular countries (for example, South Africa or Uganda) or particular aspects of the overall topic (e.g., HIV rights issues, or the impact of religion or custom).

Manuscripts or proposals should be comprehensive enough to allow the selection committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of the final papers. Please note that papers which have been published, or will have been published by the time of the Annual Meeting, are not eligible.

Deadline and submission method: To be considered, manuscripts or detailed proposals must be submitted electronically to Stephen Ellmann, chair of the Section on Africa, at, by August 15, 2015. Paper(s) selected for presentation must then be submitted by December 1, 2015.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. The following are ineligible to submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, non-law school faculty, and faculty at fee-paid non-member schools.  Papers co-authored with a person ineligible to submit on his or her own may be submitted by the eligible co-author.

For questions, please contact: Stephen Ellmann, Chair, Section on Africa, or Brian Ray, Chair-Elect, Section on Africa,

Topics: Call for Papers; International Law; Human Rights.


Entry filed under: Calls for Papers, Human Rights, International Law.

Grant: LSAC Research Grant Program Call for Proposals: AALS Indian Nations & Indigenous Peoples Section

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