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Regional comparative and uniform law

  • Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights in Africaby BRENDALYN AMBROSE

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 165.00

    Development was achieved in the West by capitalism and industrialization before liberal democracy was introduced as a viable form of government. Africa is grappling with the problems of underdevelopment. Yet, the West insists on liberal democracy for Africa, a form of government which has no economic and social foundations in Africa. The West now faults... more...

  • Protecting Human Security in Africaby Ademola Abass

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 97.99

    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... more...

  • Africa's Long Road to Rights / Long Trajet de l'Afrique vers les droitsby Hakima Abbas

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, this reflection on its achievements as well as its limitations brings to light the commission's work since its beginning. This bilingual compilation—in both English and French—includes essays by Hakima Abbas, Korir Sing'Oei Abraham, Roselynn... more...

  • Islamic Law in Africaby J N D Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume represents a unique survey of the extent to which Islamic law is in fact applied in those parts of East and West Africa which were at one time under British administration. It examines the relevant legislation and case law, much of which has never appeared in any Law Reports; the judges and courts which apply it and the problems to which... more...

  • Access to Knowledge in Africaby C. Armstrong; J. de Beer; D. Kawooya

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 35.00

    Even those who consider themselves experts on IP will benefit immensely from this book and the broader ACA2K project’s work.Sisule Musungu, President of IQsensato, GenevaThe emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access, produce and share information and knowledge. Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing... more...

  • Women, Law and Human Rightsby Fareda Banda

    Hart Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 68.40

    Africa, with its mix of statute, custom and religion is at the centre of the debate about law and its impact on gender relations. This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights. It is therefore important to examine critically the role of law, broadly constructed, in African... more...

  • The Legal Empowerment Agendaby Dan Banik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 59.95

    Defined as a process which increases access to justice and the legal rights of the poor, 'legal empowerment' is increasingly being considered to be an important tool in anti-poverty efforts in developing countries. This volume discusses the opportunities and constraints related to the enhancement of legal empowerment in the informal economy, with a... more...

  • Mining in Africaby Bonnie Campbell

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 40.00

    The continent of Africa is rich in minerals needed by Western economies. Yet the mining industry contributes very little to African development. Investigating the impact of the 2003 Extractive Industries Review on a number of African countries, the contributors find that a key dimension of the problem lies in the regulatory frameworks imposed on African... more...

  • Re-conceiving Property Rights in the New Millenniumby Ben Chigara

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book constitutes volume two of a two volume examination of development community land issues in Southern Africa. Following from volume one, this book considers the possibility of a new, sustainable land relations policy for Southern African Development Community States (SADC) that are currently mired up in land disputes that have become subject... more...

  • Southern African Development Community Land Issuesby Ben Chigara

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book constitutes volume one of a two volume examination of development community land issues in Southern Africa. In this volume, Ben Chigara undertakes a holistic inter-disciplinary evaluation of the legitimacy of colonial and emergent post-colonial rule property rights in affected States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).... more...