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Africa and international humanitarian law: The more things change, the more they stay the same

Waschefort, G (2017) 'Africa and international humanitarian law: The more things change, the more they stay the same.' International Review of the Red Cross. ISSN 1607-5889

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Abstract

Africa, both on the inter-State level and the academic level, maintains a very low profile in the global debate on international humanitarian law (IHL). IHL issues do not feature prominently in the armed conflict debate within Africa, and African States and people do not significantly participate in the global IHL debate. This contribution is aimed at both identifying the reasons for this lack of regional engagement with IHL and identifying entry points for such engagement. It also ambitiously calls for ongoing and engaged focus on IHL in Africa, and to this end, a number of issues for future consideration can be extrapolated from the issues discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Law of Armed Conflicts in Africa; Historical Development of Law of Armed Conflict in Africa; Colonialism and the Law of Armed Conflict; African perspective on the Law of Armed Conflict
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20039

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