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African Yearbook of International Law

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ISBN13: 9780792327189
ISBN: 0792327187
Published: June 1994
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £203.00



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This yearbook provides an intellectual forum for the systematic analysis and scientific dissection of issues of international law as they apply to Africa, as well as Africa's contribution to the progressive development of international law.;It contributes to the promotion, acceptance of and respect for the principles of international law, as well as to the encouragement of the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciations of international law in Africa. A clear articulation of Africa's views on the various aspects of international law based on the present realities of the continent as well as on Africa's civilization, culture, philosophy and history should contribute to a better understanding among nations.;The yearbook plays an important role in examining the tensions underlying the State in Africa, and by shedding more light on the causes of the fragility of African State institutions so as to facilitate the identification of appropriate remedies. The tension and interrelationships among issues such as territorial integrity, self determination, ethnic diversity and nation-building are constantly addressed. Development, human rights and democratization in Africa are also the subject of continuous attention and examination.;The structure of this first volume is: a special theme, individual articles, notes and comments, book reviews and basic documents. The yearbook should attract more contributions in the future from African international lawyers currently teaching or practising in Africa. Most of those who have worked on the first volume are now working outside the continent. They are, however, all determined to see to it that this intellectual forum will serve first and foremost the teachers and practitioners of international law in Africa.

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Contents:
Special Theme: Namibia: the Independence Process. Namibia and International Law - an Overview; G. Abi Saab. The Role of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) in the Independence Process of Namibia; M. Sinjela. Namibia - the Supervision and Control of the Electoral Process by UNTAG; G. Jituboh. Political Amnesty and Repatriation of Refugees in Namibia; H. Ntchatcho. Articles: Towards New Approaches to Treaty-Making in the Field of Environment; A.O. Adede. Reflexions sur la convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer, dix ans apres son ouverture a la signature - la question du regime d'exploitation des fonds marins; F. Belhaj. L'Afrique et le droit international de la mer; M. Djiena Wembou. Notes and Comments: The Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community - an Introductory Essay; J. Senghor. The Bamako Convention on Hazardous Waste - a New Step in the Development of the African International Environmental Law; F. Ouguergouz. Book Review - Michel-Cyr Djiena Wembou, L'ONU et le developpement du droit international (Berger-Levrault international, 1992); M.C. Borloyannis. The International Law of Human Rights in Africa - Basic Documents and Annotated Bibliography; compiled by M. Hamalengwa and others; F. Ouguergouz. Basic Documents: OAU - Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community. Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa of Hazardous Wastes. OAU - African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Chiled. OAU - Declarations and Resolutions Adopted by the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government. African Association of International Law: Statutes.