3 Strathmore L. Rev. vii (2018)

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Editorial






     Building  on  precedent  yet maintaining  an  ever-evolving brand   is a
difficult feat, yet the Strathmore Law Review has managed it with a grace and
innovativeness that underscores the latest review This is the third volume and the
first to be curated without the Founding Board Members. Their core values have
been maintained  and exemplified in each of the articles all the while expansion
of content has been introduced.

     The  articles in this year's review question and criticise contemporary issues
in law in line with the theme; 'Law towards a Better Society'.

     In The East Afrcan Court of Justice and Human Rights Jurisdiction: Drawing the
Line Liza Chula challenges the assumption that the East African Court of Justice
has express jurisdiction to deal with human rights cases. The author delves into
the court's history and tackles case law that challenged its jurisdiction coming
to the conclusion  that while it is implied, a clearer statement on the court's
jurisdiction to deal with human rights matters needs to be established to avoid
grey areas that may impede access to justice.

     Arnold  Nciko's Ignorance of the Law is no Defence: Street Law as a Means to
Reconcile this Maxim with the Rule of Law offers the argument that the increased
legislation and its complex nature provides a counter to the maxim that ignorance
of the law is no defence. The author proffers a simplified method of  relating
the law to the common man in an attempt, chiefly,   to keep  him  in the loop
and to protect him from the aforementioned  maxim.  Further, he insists that the
contribution of the African student in this regard cannot be overlooked.

     A  Game  of Code: Challenges of Cyberspace as a Domain of Warfare tackles the
rapidly evolving and majorly unregulated  area of cyber warfare. The  author,
Christopher Nyabuto,  argues that there is a need to insist on the application of
the current International Humanitarian Law  framework  to the warfare instead
of drafting a new set of laws, and a greater commitment by States to consistent
legal review of weapons.

     This third volume  introduces the first recent developments section. Cecil
Yongo's  essay Building an African Academic Law Journal: Some Reflections, examines

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