Protecting Human Security in Africa

Abass, Ademola, Alao, Abiodun, Aning, Kwesi, Annan, Kofi, Bantekas, Iljas, Chigara, Ben, Okafor, Obiora Chinedu, Durojaye, Ebenezer, Murray, Rachel, Naldi, Gino, O' Sullivan, Marian, Ogundokun, Opeoluwa, Papastavridis, Efthymios and Ssenyonjo, Manisuli, Protecting Human Security in Africa, ed. Abass, Ademola (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

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  • Author Abass, Ademola
    Alao, Abiodun
    Aning, Kwesi
    Annan, Kofi
    Bantekas, Iljas
    Chigara, Ben
    Okafor, Obiora Chinedu
    Durojaye, Ebenezer
    Murray, Rachel
    Naldi, Gino
    O' Sullivan, Marian
    Ogundokun, Opeoluwa
    Papastavridis, Efthymios
    Ssenyonjo, Manisuli
    Editor Abass, Ademola
    Title Protecting Human Security in Africa
    Publication Date 2010
    Place of Publication Oxford
    Publisher Oxford University Press

    This book discusses some of the most potent threats to human security in Africa. It deals especially with those threats to the security of African people which are least understood or explored. In themes varying from the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, multidimensional consequences of the using of girls as soldiers in wars, food security, the devastation of internal displacement in Africa, the policy conundrums of HIV/AIDS, the link between natural resources and human security, to the problems of forced labour, threats to women's security, and environmental security, the book examines the legal and policy challenges of protecting human security in Africa. This work also analyses the role of NGOs and the civil society in advocating human security issues in Africa. It considers the role of regional human rights mechanisms and judicial bodies, such as the African Commission for Human Rights and the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights, in seeking to guarantee human security in Africa. Finally, with particular reference to the Somalia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Darfur crises, the book studies the role of African regional organizations, especially the African Union, in protecting the human security of Africans. Written by leading experts on its various themes, this is an indispensable book for all those seeking to learn more about the real challenges facing Africans and African organizations.

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    Copyright Year 2010
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