Self Determination And Secession In Africa

Author: Redie Bereketeab
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317649680
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Self Determination And Secession In Africa from the Author: Redie Bereketeab. This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union’s (AU) stance on the issue. The book explores whether self-determination and secessionism lead to peace, stability, development and democratisation in conflict-ridden societies, particularly looking at the outcomes in Eritrea and South Sudan. The book covers all the major attempts at self-determination and secession on the continent, extensively analysing the geo-political, economic, security and ideological factors that determine the outcome of the quest for self-determination and secession. It reveals the lack of inherent clarity in international law, social science theories, OAU/AU Charter, UN Charters and international conventions concerning the topic. This is a major contribution to the field and highly relevant for researchers and postgraduate students in African Studies, Development Studies, African Politics and History, and Anthropology.

Boundaries And Secession In Africa And International Law

Author: Dirdeiry M. Ahmed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107117984
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Boundaries And Secession In Africa And International Law from the Author: Dirdeiry M. Ahmed. Challenges the centrality of uti possidetis in the law of territory, with in-depth human rights law coverage of African secession.

Challenging The State In Africa

Author: Godwin Onuoha
Publisher: LIT Verlag MĂĽnster
ISBN: 3643901003
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Challenging The State In Africa from the Author: Godwin Onuoha. Nigeria's return to civilian rule in May 1999 has been marked by interstices of democratic gains and unprecedented levels of violence, tension, and insecurity. Challenging the State in Africa critically analyzes the emergence of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and its quest for self-determination in Africa's most populous country and largest multi-ethnic state. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary framework, the book opens up new vistas to the connections between the absence or limited notion of citizenship (rights) and political violence in Africa. It focuses on the notion of citizenship-deficit, and it offers a critical analysis of the ways in which the gap between alienated citizens and the Nigerian state widens social cleavages, fuels alienation, and politicizes identities. (Series: African Politics/Politiques Africaines - Vol. 4)


Author: Marcelo G. Kohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521849289
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Secession from the Author: Marcelo G. Kohen. A comprehensive study of secession from an international law perspective.

The Attainment Of Self Determination In African States By Rebels

Author: Jean De Dieu Zikamabahari
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The Attainment Of Self Determination In African States By Rebels from the Author: Jean De Dieu Zikamabahari. Self-determination -- Internal self-determination -- External self-determination -- Secession -- Remedial secession -- States -- People -- Territorial integrity -- National liberation movements -- Rebel groups -- Colonial rule -- Racist regimes -- Use of force -- International law -- International customary law -- Selfbeskikking -- Interne selfbeskikking -- Eksterne selfbeskikking -- Sesessie -- Regstellende sessie -- State -- Mense -- Territoriale integriteit -- Nasionale bevrydingsbewegings -- Rebellegroepe -- Koloniale oorheersing -- Rassistiese regimes -- Gebruik van geweld -- Internasionale reg -- Internasionale gewoontereg.

Sudan At The Brink

Author: Francis Mading Deng
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 082323441X
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Sudan At The Brink from the Author: Francis Mading Deng. "A Joint Publication of Fordham University Press and The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation."

Democracy And Human Rights In Africa

Author: Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 995679015X
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Democracy And Human Rights In Africa from the Author: Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu. Since the mid-1980s, there has been much federalism talk in Cameroon where federation (said to have been created in Foumban in 1961) had supposedly been 'overwhelmingly' rejected in 1972 by Cameroonians. 'Confusioncracy' is the one good term that could conveniently explain it. Written with the trilogy of criticism, provocation, and construction in mind, this book aims at reconstructing a new and vigorous society in Cameroon that ensures respect for fundamental human rights and certain basic shared values. Much as the book centres on the Anglophone Problem; it is principally about human rights and their excessive violations - the direct result of the absence of separation of powers and constitutionalism. It largely condemns Cameroon's government for incessantly singing democracy and rule of law at the same time as it is massively torturing and wantonly killing citizens that dare to question the confusion. While sharing the position that a state like Cameroon must be seen to ensure that its laws and other practices accord with its international commitments, the book nonetheless strives to apportion the blame for Cameroon's human rights catastrophe accordingly; showing how the English-speaking minority itself, generally speaking, contributes to a large extent in propping up the dictatorship that is oppressing not only that minority but Cameroonians at large. The book challenges Cameroon to assume a leadership role in uniting Africans through meaningful federalization rather than further splitting them into incapable mini-states on the challenging world stage.

Self Determination And Secession In International Law

Author: Christian Walter
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191006920
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Self Determination And Secession In International Law from the Author: Christian Walter. Peoples and minorities in many parts of the world assert a right to self-determination, autonomy, and even secession from a state, which naturally conflicts with that state's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The right of a people to self-determination and secession has existed as a concept within international law since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776, but the exact definition of these concepts, and the conditions required for their application, remain unclear. The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice concerning the Declaration of Independency of Kosovo (2010), which held that the Kosovo declaration of independence was not in violation of international law, has only led to further questions. This book takes four conflicts in the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as a starting point for examining the current state of the law of self-determination and secession. Four entities, Transnistria (Moldova), South Ossetia, Abkhazia (both Georgia), and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan), claim to be entitled not only to self-determination but also to secession from their mother state. For this entitlement they rely on historic affiliations, and on charges of discrimination and massive human rights violations committed by their mother state. This book sets out its analysis of these critical issue in three parts, providing a detailed understanding of the principles of international law on which they rely: The first part sets out the contours and meaning of self-determination and secession, including an overall assessment of secession within the Commonwealth of Independent States. The second section provides case studies investigating the events in Transnistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Nagorno-Karabach in greater detail. The third and final section extends the scope of the examination, providing a comparative analysis of similar conflicts involving questions of self-determination and secession in Kosovo, Western Sahara, and Eritrea.