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    Book Review: Marriage by Force?: Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa by Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance, and Richard L. Roberts (eds.)

Book Review: Marriage by Force?: Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa by Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance, and Richard L. Roberts (eds.)

Rhian Keyse recommends this book as essential reading for scholars and practitioners engaging in work to analyse and intervene in gender-based violence on the African continent and elsewhere.

Forced marriage in sub-Saharan Africa is a source of much international debate, especially with recent legal and policy attention to the role of such practices in conflict situations. Well-reported instances such as […]

The Karamojong Women and Extreme Insecurity

Research assistant Saum Nangiro discusses how she, Julian Hopwood and Holly Porter explored the way justice and security systems work in relation to women and children in the Karamoja region in Northeast Uganda.

 

Tell me about your research.

Our research focussed on how justice and security systems work in relation to women and children in the Karamoja region. This was […]

Land conflict mapping tools

Raphael Kerali talks to Africa at LSE Editor Syerramia Willoughby about research he conducted along with Julian Hopwood for the Justice and Security Research Programme among the Acholi people in the northern Uganda as they resettled in their respective ancestral lands following the end of the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency which took place from 1987-2006.

What is the background behind […]

Understanding the Complexity of Fragmented Justice in DRC

Dr José Bazonzi talks to JSRP Research Manager Henry Radice about his recent research, and the current research environment in DRC.

 

You focus in your work on the notion of fragmented justice. What do you mean by this?

When we look at justice provision in the area I work on, Muanda in Kongo Central, there really is a multiplicity of actors […]

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    The Road Ahead — Building Momentum for Justice in the Central African Republic

The Road Ahead — Building Momentum for Justice in the Central African Republic

Patryk I. Labuda discusses the ongoing challenges of achieving justice and accountability for mass atrocities in the Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic (CAR) is the new international justice frontier. After a French-led intervention brought the country back from the brink of genocide in 2013, international efforts have focused on restoring law and order in what the International Crisis Group once called […]

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    Three Decades On, the Protection of Human Rights in Africa Comes of Age?

Three Decades On, the Protection of Human Rights in Africa Comes of Age?

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu analyses the evolution of the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights since its inception.

When the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 2 November 1987, as the continent’s pioneer regional human rights oversight institution, few thought of it as anything other than a plaything of the continent’s big men.

The […]

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    A Positive Step on a Rocky Road: Tunisia signs up to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

A Positive Step on a Rocky Road: Tunisia signs up to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

As Tunisia becomes the first North African country to allow full access to the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, Oliver Windridge, founder of The ACtHPR Monitor, discusses the challenges the Court has faced since its inception.

An air of optimism pervades the African human rights community following the recent news that Tunisia has become only the eighth African […]

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    Book review: Making the Mark; Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting by Miroslava Prazak

Book review: Making the Mark; Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting by Miroslava Prazak

Annemarie Middelburg describes the book as an absolute must-read that gives voice not only to Kuria people who have undergone male or female circumcision in Kenya, but to everyone connected to the practice.

Miroslava Prazak is a scholar of development and cultural change at Bennington College. She has spent more than twenty years with the Kuria people in the rolling […]

The Trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: Opportunity or Spectre

Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter examine the political and social dynamics that shape local perspectives on the first war crimes prosecution of a former Lord’s Resistance Army fighter, Thomas Kwoyelo.

The pre-trial of Thomas Kwoyelo –the first war crimes prosecution of a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighter, and the only domestic war crimes prosecution in Uganda starts up again […]

November 17th, 2016|Featured, Human Rights|3 Comments|
  • Permalink Fatou Bensouda and Luis Moreno Ocampo, the current and former Chief Prosecutor for the ICC have both made mistakes in their handling of cases
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    Africa and the International Criminal Court: the road to divorce

Africa and the International Criminal Court: the road to divorce

Jon Silverman analyses the roots of African states’ dissatisfaction with the International Criminal Court.

If the rule of law means anything, it is a no-brainer that impunity for those who commit egregious crimes has to be challenged. But when the mechanism for doing that is the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the sole target of its prosecutions is the continent […]

November 15th, 2016|Featured, Human Rights|0 Comments|

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