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dc.contributor.authorOnyejekwe, Chisa
dc.contributor.authorEkhator, Eghosa
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-17T11:05:44Z
dc.date.available2020-09-17T11:05:44Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-08
dc.identifier.citationOnyejekwe, C. and Ekhator, E., (2020). 'AfCFTA and lex mercatoria: reconceptualising international trade law in Africa'. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, pp. 1-20.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-0718
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03050718.2020.1812097
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625177
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It argues that commercial activities in precolonial Africa was akin to the phenomenon of lex mercatoria in medieval Europe. It discusses two major tenets embedded in the AfCFTA: the variable geometry principle and the dispute settlement mechanism. It argues that for structural and comparative purposes, these principles (variable geometry and dispute settlement) form the kernel of modern lex mercatoria in the African context. This paper concludes by advocating that the AfCFTA will enhance the principles of lex mercatoria by promoting African trade principles.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03050718.2020.1812097en_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectLex Mercatoriaen_US
dc.subjectInternational Trade Lawen_US
dc.subjectRegional Integrationen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Free Trade Area Agreementen_US
dc.titleAfCFTA and lex mercatoria: reconceptualising international trade law in Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1750-5976
dc.contributor.departmentCanterbury Christ Church Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalCommonwealth Law Bulletinen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-08-03
dc.author.detail787044en_US


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