Protecting Human Security in Africa

Hardcover | October 22, 2010

EditorAdemola Abass

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This book 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 the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, multidimensionalconsequences of the using of girls as soldiers in wars, food security, the devastation of internal displacement in Africa, the policy conundrums of HIV/AIDS, the link between natural resources and human security, to the problems of forced labour, threats to women's security, and environmentalsecurity, 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 seekingto 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.

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This book 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 the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, multidimensionalconsequences of the using of girls as soldiers in war...

Ademola Abass is a Professor of International Law and Organizations at Brunel University, West London and Associate of the Conflict, Security Development Group (CSDG), King's College, London. He previously taught at the Universities of Reading, Nottingham and the West of England, as well as the European Masters in Human Rights and Dem...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Ademola Abass: An Introduction to Protecting Human Security in AfricaPart I: Threats to Human Security in Africa2. Opeoluwa Ogundokun: Food Security in Africa3. Ilias Bantekas: Environmental Security in Africa4. Kwesi Aning: Understanding the Nexus Between Human Security and Small Arms in Africa: the Case of Ghana5. Ben Chigara: The ILO, Harbinger and Chief Protagonist for the Recognition and Promotion of the Inherent Dignity of Sub-Saharan Africa Labour6. Abiodun Alao: Natural Resource Management and Human Security in Africa7. Efthymios Papastavridis: Piracy of Somalia: The 'Emperors and the Thieves of the Ocean' in the 21st Century8. Maria O'Sullivan: Human Security and the Protection of Refugees in Africa9. Shilan Shah-Davies: Gendering the Insecurity of Girl Soldiers in Africa within the Human Security Framework10. Martin Rupiya and Anne Mbewe Anamela: Africa and HIV/AIDS Policy Conundrum: What Are the Challenges?11. Manisuli Ssenyonjo: Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human SecurityPart II: African Regional Mechanisms and Human Security Protection12. Ademola Abass: African Regional Organisations, the African Peace and Security Architecture and the Protection of Human Security13. Gino Naldi: The Role of the Human and Peoples' Rights Section of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights14. Obiora Chinedu Okafor: The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as a Collective Human Security Resource: Promise, Performance, and Prospects15. Rachel Murray: The Role of NGOs and Civil Society in Advancing Human Security in AfricaConclusionAdemola Abass: The Future of Human Security Protection in Africa