About the Africa Labour Law Society


A community of African labour lawyers that is visible, engaged and recognised on the content and globally. 


  • To facilitate conversations about labour and social protection law and promote networking amongst practitioners and scholars on the continent
  • Amplify African voices on global debates on labour and social protection law 
  • Promote and support research and the publication of materials aon African labour and social protection law
  • Promote and support the establishment of national labour law societies on the continent. 

The Constitution of the Society can be found HERE 

The Society is run by a Management committee which is elected at each General Meeting.


During the World Labour Law Congress of the International Society for Labour and Security Law in September 2015 concerns were expressed as to the absence of a wider African voice. After an inaugural workshop in July 2016, and with the backing of the International Labour Organisation, law firms ENSafrica and Bowman Gilfillan, and other organisations such as Juta Law and Lex Africa, the African Labour Society was started in early 2017. The Society now has 210 members from 27 different African countries.

The ALLS resolved that the idea of a wider voice of African Labour scholars should be taken forward.