Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

PULP is an open-access publisher based at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

PULP at a glance in 2021

PULP at a glance 2021

Established in 2005, the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) was created to address the problem of the shortage of indigenous legal material in Africa, especially in the field of human rights.

PULP is an independent, non-profit press based at the Faculty of Law in the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) at the University of Pretoria.

PULP increases access to innovative, high quality and peer-reviewed texts with a focus on human rights and other aspects of public international law, especially in Africa.

Academic books and publications have been published in multiple languages such as English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, Swahili and Portuguese for international distribution.

PULP is a registered publisher with the Publishers Association of SA (PASA), the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, and all material goes through strict peer reviews to ensure accreditation and high quality output.

Keeping with PULP’s access to information policy - all the books are available online in electronic format at no charge.

PULP now publishes six law journals – African Human Rights Law Journal,the first open-access law journal of the Faculty of Law, De Jure Law JournalAfrican Disability Rights Yearbook, African Human Rights Yearbook all of which are open access and the African Human Rights Law Reports, and the Pretoria Student Law Review.

Editorial board

Prof Charles Fombad
Professor of Human Rights Law, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria 

Mrs Lizette Hermann
Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria  

Prof Frans Viljoen
Director: Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria  

Dr Gustav Muller
Senior Lecturer, Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria  

Prof Magnus Killander
Director of Research, Academic Coordinator: LLM/MPhil (HRDA), Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria  

Dr Martha Bradley
Lecturer, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Open-access journals

Four of the journals published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) have their own dedicated open-access websites.

Open-access online publications

 PULP Styleguidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the PULP style guidelines.

PULP Style Guidelines

Contact Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

Ms Lizette Hermann
Manager: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Office no. 2-3.5
Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria

Tel: +27 12 420 4948
Fax: +27 12 362 5125
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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