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Women’s Human Rights in Africa: Beyond the Debate Over the Universality or Relativity of Human Rights

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Diana J. Fox Introduction In the fifty years following the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, anthropology as a… Read More

The Wilsonian Conception of Democracy and Human Rights: A Retrospective and Prospective

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Korwa G. Adar Introduction The principles of democracy and human rights have been persistent, if at times secondary, themes within the rhetoric of American foreign policy toward Africa since… Read More

The Challenges Facing Nigeria’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Ebenezer Okpokpo Introduction Since Nigeria became independent in 1960 its foreign policy, like that of most other countries, has witnessed successes and failures. The current debate on President Obasanjo’s… Read More

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): Human Rights and State Transitions – The South Africa Model

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Patricia J. Campbell Abstract Post-authoritarian regimes have struggled with the most appropriate way to deal with the former regimes’ human rights abuses.Several schools of though have emerged as to… Read More

Achieving Human Rights in Africa: The Challenge for the New Millennium

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella Introduction Fifty-one years after the United Nations adopted the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and almost nineteen years after the Organization of African Unity (OAU)… Read More

From Genocide to Regional War: The Breakdown of International Order in Central Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Christian R. Manahl Introduction The 1999 crisis in Kosovo has been interpreted as the end of an era of international relations ruled by the UN Charter and the Security… Read More

Participatory Natural Resource Management in the Communal Lands of Zimbabwe: What Role for Customary Law?

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Jennifer Mohamed-Katerere Abstract A widely held assumption about environmental management is that its success is dependent upon its relationship to the political process. This is expressed in the emerging… Read More

Human Rights Abuse in Kenya under Daniel Arap Moi, 1978-2001

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Korwa G. Adar and Issac M. Munyae Introduction Jomo Kenyatta, the founding president of Kenya, passed away in August 1978 after fourteen years as head of state. His successor,… Read More

Domestic, Regional and International Protection of Nigerian Women Against Discrimination: Constraints and Possibilities

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Mojbol Olfnk Okome Introduction Discrimination against women is defined by Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women of 1979 (heretofore referred… Read More

Morroco in Transition: Overcoming the Democratic and Human Rights Legacy of King Hassan II

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Patricia J. Campbell Abstract Morocco’s King Hassan II died on 23 July 1999 and was succeeded by his son Muhammad VI. Much of the media coverage of Hassan II… Read More