The editors of the African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) are pleased to announce the publication of the tenth volume of the ADRY.

Section A of this volume features six articles by: Yohannes Takele Zewale on the need to go beyond ratifying the Marrakesh VIP Treaty; Shirley Genga and Meryl du Plessis on a critical analysis of the duty to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with psychosocial conditions as an employment anti-discrimination obligation; Prince- Oparaku Uzoma and Ngozi Chuma-Umeh on imperatives of securing equitable access to healthcare services for persons with disabilities in Nigeria; Alexious E Silombela Kamangila on advance directives in mental health; Thina Mthembu and Willene Holness on criteria for law reform on comprehensive sexuality education for children with disabilities in South Africa; and Zahra Hosaneea on reservation on the CRPD from a Mauritian perspective.

Section B contains four country reports by: Soka Armelle Ngoutane Peyou on Burkina Faso; Serge Marcellin Tengho on Cape Verde; Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga on Seychelles and Marianne Severin on Somalia.

Section C on regional developments contains two commentaries by: Paul Ochieng Juma on the Marrakesh Treaty and African copyright laws; and Dianah Msipa on recognising the testimonial competence of persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in Southern Africa.

The 2022 volume ends with a book review of Identity construction and illness narratives in persons with disabilities (2021) which is edited by Chalotte Glintborg and Manuel L de la Mata. The book is reviewed by Faith Njahîra Wangarî.

The financial assistance of the Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI) a Hungarian charitable foundation within the Open Society Foundations (OSF), in particular the Higher Education Support Project (HESP) is gratefully acknowledged.


Charles Ngwena (convening editor)
Heléne Combrinck
Serges Djoyou Kamga
Nkatha Murungi