The Law and Africa Initiative is a community of Max Planck Law researchers who share a common interest in the law and legal systems of Africa. The group serves as a support network for scholars working in this field, providing assistance with administrative, logistical, and other challenges that may arise during research projects.
One of the key goals of the Initiative is to promote collaboration between researchers from different Max Planck Law Institutes, as well as with scholars from other academic institutions around the world. By fostering these connections, the group aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights that can help to advance knowledge and understanding of African law and legal systems.
In addition to supporting scholarly work on Law and Africa, the Initiative also seeks to raise awareness of ethical, methodological, epistemological, and ontological issues that may arise in this area of research. To this end, the group organizes periodic workshops and conferences that provide opportunities for researchers to engage in critical reflection and dialogue about these topics.
The Law and Africa Initiative invites all Max Planck Law researchers who are interested in African legal systems, as well as scholars who are not affiliated with Max Planck Law but seek to establish connections, to contact us at any time.