About the Journal

Corruption is a major problem in all parts of the world and its calamitous effects are well documented. Governments, inter-governmental organisations and civil society have put in place, and continue to put in place, measures at national, sub-regional, regional and international levels to prevent and combat corruption. Closely related to corruption are other economic crimes such as money-laundering, racketeering and fraud. Corruption and its allied crimes need to be confronted on all fronts. Their causes, constitution and consequences need to be researched, comprehended and analysed with a view to fighting and, ultimately, eradicating them.

The Journal of Anti-Corruption Law is a project of the Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure in the Faculty of Law at the University of the Western Cape. It is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles, case notes and comments on any issue relevant to corruption in particular and to economic crimes in general. The editors welcome contributions which deal with these issues from a legal, jurisprudential, socio-legal and/or politico-legal perspective.

Articles should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words, including footnotes. Case notes and comments should not exceed 4,000 words. When submitting your contribution, please ensure that it complies fully with JACL’s house style. JACL adheres to an exclusive submissions policy.
A brief history of the journal can be found here.