Governance, Human Rights, and Political Transformation in Africa

Editors: Addaney, Michael, Nyarko, Michael Gyan, Boshoff, Elsabé (Eds.)

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  • Combines contributions from emerging African and internationally recognized scholars in the field of international human rights law and democratic governance in Africa
  • Contributes to the development of African scholarship and reinforces contemporary international discourse on good governance and human rights
  • Analyzes human rights in Africa under four key imperatives: promotion, protection, respect and fulfilment
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This edited volume examines the development and challenges of governance, democracy, and human rights in Africa. It analyzes the emerging challenges for strengthening good governance in the region and explores issues related to civil, political, economic, cultural, and social rights highlighting group rights including women, girls, and other minority groups. The project presents a useful study of the democratization processes and normative developments in Africa exploring challenges in the form of corruption, conflict, political violence, and their subsequent impact on populations. The contributors appraise the implementation gap between law and practice and the need for institutional reform to build strong and robust mechanisms at the domestic, regional, and international levels. 

About the authors

Michael Addaney is Scholar at the Research Institute of Environmental Law of Wuhan University Law School, Wuhan, China. 
Michael Gyan Nyarko is Litigation Coordinator and Researcher, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Elsabé Boshoff is Technical Assistant/Legal Officer at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Secretariat in Banjul, The Gambia.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Historical Context of Governance and Human Rights in Africa

    Pages 1-14

    Nyarko, Michael Gyan (et al.)

  • Toward an Effective African Human Rights System: The Nature and Implications of the Relationship Between the African Union Policy Organs and Human Rights Bodies

    Pages 17-40

    Zewudie, Tilahun Adamu

  • Reflections on the African Governance Architecture: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

    Pages 41-68

    Kariseb, Kennedy (et al.)

  • Interdependence Versus Checks and Balances of Power: A Reflection on the Role of Constitutional Court in South Africa

    Pages 71-90

    Jegede, Ademola Oluborode (et al.)

  • The Golden Jubilee of the Mauritian Bill of Rights: A Milestone to Celebrate or Time for Reflections?

    Pages 91-115

    Budoo, Ashwanee (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance, Human Rights, and Political Transformation in Africa
Editors
  • Michael Addaney
  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
  • Elsabé Boshoff
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27049-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27049-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27048-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-27051-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 422
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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