Africa in the Context of Modern International Law

Conveners: Prof. Hendrik Strydom (University of Johannesburg, South Africa);
e-mail:, Prof. Alexander B. Mezyaev (University of Management "TISBI", Kazan, Russia); e-mail:

The African continent plays an important role in the formation of contemporary international law. Currently, there are a number of international courts created specifically to situations in Africa (Special Court for Sierra Leone, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda). The International Criminal Court works exclusively on situations and cases from Africa. To date, the Conference of the Russian Association of African studies had no legal section. We believe that the active influence of international law on the external and internal political processes in Africa, requires special attention to the academic study of the issue.