The Legacy of Colonialism on the Rule of Law in Sub Saharan Africa
The impact of the colonial legacy and the decolonization process on the rule of law in sub-Saharan Africa encompasses virtually every component of the rule of law—governance, accountability, transparency, corruption, human rights, gender rights, access to justice, and the assurance of clear, publicized, stable, and just laws. These remarks are intended to provide an overview of some of the consequences of that legacy on the slow and delicate march toward a future where states and their leaders across the region embrace and abide by the rule of law.
Joel Samuels, The Legacy of Colonialism on the Rule of Law in Sub Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting, 113, 63-65 (2019).