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Protecting human security in Africa

This text explores the gravest threats to human security in Africa. Written by leading experts on its various themes, it combines legal and policy perspectives on the issues, making it an indispensable book for those seeking to learn more about the real challenges facing Africans and African organizations
Print Book, English, 2010
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010
xxvi, 397 pages ; 23 cm
9780199578986, 0199578982
INTRODUCTION ; 1. An Introduction to Protecting Human Security in Africa ; PART I - THREATS TO HUMAN SECURITY IN AFRICA ; 2. Food Security in Africa ; 3. Environmental Security in Africa ; 4. Understanding the Nexus Between Human Security and Small Arms in Africa: the case of Ghana ; 5. The ILO and 'Human Security' of Sub-Saharan Africa Labour ; 6. Natural Resource Management and Human Security in Africa ; 7. Piracy off Somalia: The 'Emperors and the Thieves of the Ocean' in the 21st Century ; 8. Human Security and the Protection of Refugees in Africa ; 9. Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human Security ; 10. Corruption as a Threat to Human Security in Africa ; PART II - REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND MECHANISMS ; 11. African Regional Organisations, African Peace and Security Architecture and the Protection of Human Security of Africans ; 12. The Role of the Human and Peoples' Rights Section of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights ; 13. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as a Collective Human Security Resource: Promise, Performance, and Prospects ; 14. The Role of NGOs and Civil Society in Advancing Human Security in Africa ; CONCLUSION ; 15. The Future of Human Security in Africa