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Is U.S. Cooperation with the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Unconstitutional?

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

by Paul Magnarella Factual Background On December 17, 1997 US Magistrate Marcel Notzon in Laredo, Texas stunned the US State Department and human rights advocates around the world by ruling… Read More

Can the US State Department Surrender Rwandan Fugitives to the U.N. Criminal Tribunal?

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella INTRODUCTION In an Order filed on 7 August 1998 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division, Judge John D. Rainey… Read More

The U.N. Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Concludes its First Case: A Monumental Step Towards Truth

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella Introduction Over the past year, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has made significant progress in apprehending and prosecuting high ranking persons responsible for… Read More

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

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

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

Changes in Official Attitudes Towards Urban Agriculture in Accra

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Kwaku Obosu-Mensah Introduction Urbanization is increasing in African countries. In 2000 the United Nations reported that 38% of Africans lived in urban areas. This figure is expected increase to… Read More

Gender, Household Composition, and Adoption of Soil Fertility Technologies: A Study of Women Rice Farmers in Southern Senegal

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Amy J. Sullivan Introduction If as claimed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations women grow up to eighty percent of the food produced in Africa,… Read More