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Africa's Human Rights Architecture

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Africa in the new millennium is characterised by a growing collection of human rights actors and institutions. Africa's Human Rights Architecture is an examination of the conceptual issues surrounding Africa's human rights framework and the institutions t
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Africa in the new millennium is characterised by a growing collection of human rights actors and institutions. Africa’s Human Rights Architecture is an examination of the conceptual issues surrounding Africa’s human rights framework and the international, continental, sub-regional and national institutions that have sought to address the problems plaguing the continent in the post-colonial era. The book presents a critical examination of the evolution of Africa’s human rights architecture in the post-Cold War era, as well as a methodical exploration of the challenges to achieving human rights in Africa.

The fields of expertise of the contributors to this multidisciplinary volume are as wide-ranging as law, politics, gender, international relations, economics and history, and all – whether academics or practitioners – are active in the arena of human rights on the continent. The sum of the chapters is a uniquely pan-African perspective on the achievements, failings, accomplishments and deficiencies of the various human rights actors and institutions seeking to improve the lives of Africa’s 800 million inhabitants.

Published by Fanele, an imprint of Jacana Media

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Author: Edited by John Akokpari and Daniel Shea Zimbler
ISBN: 9781920196073
Size (mm): 210x148mm
Pages: 320pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008-01-01