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About EriLaws

EriLaws aspires to advance rule of law by providing up to date and reliable access to law. As it is the case with several African states, national laws are not easily accessible. Lack of access to law hinders development of legal education, legal research, advocacy and economic development. EriLaws aims to bridge the information gap by catering legal resources to broad range of audience. EriLaws hopes access to critical resources will advance rule of law and economic growth for both the Eritrean and South Sudanese Societies.