Focus on Somalia

Somalia has been on the agenda of the international community, but also of academia, for many years. In Focus on Somalia, we want to contribute to informing about current political and legal events in the country, but also to present background analyses and scientific assessments. Our aim is to give young scientists from Somalia a chance to have their voices heard. In order to support authors contributing to our Focus on Somalia section, we established the Asli-Ahmed-Award.

Our blog thrives on allowing very different perspectives on the country, its people and society to have their say.

Territoriality of Intellectual Property Systems and Intellectual Property Protection under the EAC Common Market

Territoriality of Intellectual Property Systems and Intellectual Property Protection under the EAC Common Market

Nicodemus Uswege MsikaFeb 23, 20248 min read

Introduction Intellectual Property (IP) protection systems in the EAC embrace the principle of territoriality in the protection of all aspects of IP. The principle of territoriality of IP systems entails…

Enhancing Performance Auditing in Regional Economic Communities: A Case Study of the EAC

Enhancing Performance Auditing in Regional Economic Communities: A Case Study of the EAC

Alphred NtirenganyaFeb 16, 20248 min read

1. Introduction Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are established to achieve various goals, but almost all are established for economic purposes and to reduce, if not eliminate, all intra-trade barriers.[1] The…

The Ongoing Expansion of the EAC and the People-Centered Principle of Integration

The Ongoing Expansion of the EAC and the People-Centered Principle of Integration

Nicodemus Uswege MsikaFeb 9, 20247 min read

An Introduction to the East African Community On 24 November 2023, Somalia joined the East African Community (EAC),[1] making the EAC have a total of eight partner States: Tanzania, Kenya,…

Highlights of 2023: End-of-Year Review

Highlights of 2023: End-of-Year Review

Merlin MitschkerDec 29, 20237 min read

Introduction In the vibrant tapestry of African legal and political developments in 2023, the African Legal Studies Blog has captured critical developments, weaving together the diverse threads of historical and…