Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa

Hardcover | April 20, 2012

byJennifer Moore

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In Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa, Jennifer Moore studies the role and application of humanitarian law by focusing on African countries that are emerging from civil wars. Moore offers an overview of international law, including its essential vocabulary, and describes four particularsubfields of international law: international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and international refugee law. After setting forth this overview, Moore considers practical mechanisms to implement international humanitarian law, focusing specifically onthe experiences of Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Burundi. Through the case studies of these countries, Moore describes transitional justice's fundamental components: criminal, social, and historical. Although the African continent has gone through some of the world's greatest humanitarian emergencies, issues such as violence against women, child soldiers,and genocide are not unique to Africa, and as such, the study of humanitarian law by examining Africa's experience is important to conflict resolution and reconstruction throughout the world.

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In Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa, Jennifer Moore studies the role and application of humanitarian law by focusing on African countries that are emerging from civil wars. Moore offers an overview of international law, including its essential vocabulary, and describes four particularsubfields of international law: internation...

Jennifer Moore is a Regents Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and was Director of UNM Peace Studies. She has worked for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, first as an associate protection officer in West Africa, then as a legal officer in Washington, D.C. Professor Moore received her J.D. from Harvar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:342 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: International Legal Rules for Conflict Resolution1. The Human Fundamentals of International Law2. Humanitarian Law: the Law of Armed Conflict3. Human Rights Law: the Law of Human Dignity4. International Criminal Law: Accountability for Crimes of War and Crimes against Humanity5. International Refugee Law: Protection for Individuals Fleeing Persecution and Armed ConflictPart II: Humanitarian Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa6. Tools for Implementing Humanitarian Law: Courts, Troops, Media, Development and Communities7. Beyond Juba in Uganda: Reconciling Restorative and Retributive Justice8. After Lom, in Sierra Leone: The Special Court and National Reconciliation9. AprSs Arusha au Burundi: "D,sarmer le Coeur pour D,sarmer le Corps"Conclusion