Background of the Juba Law Review (JLR)

The Juba Law Review (JLR) is a provocative leading online and print publication of contemporary socio-legal critical issues in South Sudan and beyond. While the JLR is an entirely students’ led publication, articles from practitioners––advocates, academics, and researchers––will also feature. The JLR publishes quality articles in law and governance aiming to contribute to the development of jurisprudence and an enhanced research capacity among faculty and law students in the Republic of South Sudan.

Why the Juba Law Review?

The rationale for establishing the JLR is to-fold:

  1. Serves as an academic platform for exchange of ideas among academia, practitioners, researchers, and students in South Sudan and beyond; and
  2. Plays a significant role in shaping and advancing legal scholarship in South Sudan.

Broad thematic areas of Journal’s focus:

The JLR publishes articles in the following thematic areas:

  • Constitutional reforms, amendments, entrenchment of entity clauses, etc;
  • Role of independent institutions of democracy e.g., judiciary, human rights ombudsman, public finance oversight institutions, legislature and other public protectors;
  • Land, including right of access to housing as well as customary rights over land;
  • Rule of law, human rights, and good governance;
  • African legal philosophies including customary law;
  • News update on relevant legal information e.g.; new laws and judicial decisions; and
  • Any other topic of contemporary relevance.

Publication segments

The JLR is published every six (6) months or twice a year.