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The Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA) addresses the need to devise contextually sound law and policy responses to pervasive developmental challenges facing our continent. Located in the UCT Law Faculty, the CCLA is committed to building capacity through a sound post graduate teaching, research and academic visitors programme.

A strong focus on research dissemination and professional training will also ensure that the new knowledge produced in the field of comparative law in Africa feeds into policy and practice. The CCLA engages with comparative law on a continental scale, promoting a platform for the study of legal transitions in Africa’s democracies. Its strategy of growing a network of scholars and students across the African cultural spectrum and hosting courses that reflect the diversity of legal cultures attests to the levels of excellence that the Centre strives to achieve.

CCLA-NIALS joint conference

A one-day conference was successfully co-hosted by UCT's Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA) and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) on Friday 8th December 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.


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2017 Law and Development Conference

The Law and Development Conference was successfully held in Belmont Square, Cape Town, South Africa on 7th and 8th September 2017. To see more pictures, please click here