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The Right to Development in the African Human Rights System

1st Edition

By Serges Djoyou Kamga

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184 pages

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Description

The right to development (RTD) seeks to address global inequities hidden in world politics and global institutions through the game of influences played by powerful actors. The negative impacts of the Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, and the subjugation of Africa through globalisation and its institutions are key factors that have caused Africa and African people claiming their RTD.

This book examines how the African continent protects the right to development, examining the nature of the RTD and controversies surrounding it and how it is implemented. The book then goes onto explore the RTD at the regional level including through the jurisprudence of the African Commission and the African Court on Human Rights, at the sub-regional level including in sub-regional courts and tribunals, at the national levels through case studies and through the African Union governance institutions. Through this examination, the author unveils what are the prospects and challenges to the realisation of the RTD in Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Unpacking the right development

3. The implementation of the right to development

4. The right to development in the African human rights architecture

5. The African Commission and the realisation of the right to development

6. The African Union governance institutions and the right to development

7. The way forward for the realisation of the right to development in Africa

About the Author

Serges Djoyou Kamga is Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa.

About the Series

Global Africa

This series will produce new scholarship on African experiences within the field of global history, globalization, African Diaspora, Atlantic History, etc. It is our goal to publish works that view African ideas from a global perspective and vice versa, thus placing Africa squarely within the framework of globalization, and change the perception of African people vis-a-vis the world, creating an innovative source of new works about Africa and the world.

This new series will serve several important functions. First and foremost, it will create a space for scholars and educators to find resources that aid in the understanding of Africa’s place in the world’s global and regional economic political and intellectual spheres throughout history. Second, our monographs will incorporate African experiences into broader historical theories that have hitherto marginalized Africans within the realm of global history. We aim to provide competing views of Africa’s place in various global systems can be studied in a systemic fashion without resorting to pseudo-historical themes that ultimately harm our understanding of the African past.

Most importantly, we will take up the mantle of African production of knowledge on a global scale, and emphasize how Africans, who have long been marginalized in global intellectual traditions, have shaped the very civilizations that shunned the former’s contributions. The resulting marginalization has resulted in many of the ills that African peoples face today. By redeeming the African place in the global intellectual tradition, we will also help emphasize the African political and economic past in ways that place the continent front and center in the creation of the world we all inhabit. As a result, it will form an innovative platform where scholars put forward new ideas regarding Africa’s role in world affairs that have long been overlooked and underemphasized.

For submissions and enquiries, please contact:

Toyin Falola: [email protected]

Roy Doron: [email protected]

Leanne Hinves: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW013000
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW051000
LAW / International
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies