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Protecting Human Security in Africa (eBook)

Edited by: Ademola Abass

ISBN13: 9780191637179
Published: September 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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Protecting Human Security in Africa 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 corruption, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, food security, the devastation of internal displacement in Africa, 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.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , eBooks, Africa
Contents:
Introduction
1: Ademola Abass: An Introduction to Protecting Human Security in Africa
Part I - Threats to Human Security in Africa
2: Opeoluwa Ogundokun: Food Security in Africa
3: Ilias Bantekas: Environmental Security in Africa
4: Kwesi Aning: Understanding the Nexus Between Human Security and Small Arms in Africa: the case of Ghana
5: Ben Chigara: The ILO and 'Human Security' of Sub-Saharan Africa Labour
6: Abiodun Alao: Natural Resource Management and Human Security in Africa
7: Efthymios Papastavridis: Piracy off Somalia: The 'Emperors and the Thieves of the Ocean' in the 21st Century
8: Maria O'Sullivan: Human Security and the Protection of Refugees in Africa
9: Manisuli Ssenyonjo: Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human Security
10: Ebenezer Durojaye: Corruption as a Threat to Human Security in Africa
Part II - Regional Institutions and Mechanisms
11: Ademola Abass: African Regional Organisations, African Peace and Security Architecture and the Protection of Human Security of Africans
12: Gino J. Naldi: The Role of the Human and Peoples' Rights Section of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
13: Obiora Chinedu Okafor: The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as a Collective Human Security Resource: Promise, Performance, and Prospects
14: Rachel Murray: The Role of NGOs and Civil Society in Advancing Human Security in Africa
Conclusion
15: Ademola Abass: The Future of Human Security in Africa.