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Wounded Memories: Perceptions of Past Violence in Burundi and Perspectives for Reconciliation

This report presents the results of a research project conducted in Burundi between October 2017 and May 2018. The aim of the research was to identify violations perpetrated in the context of political and ethnic conflicts and how they affect Burund…

Citizens’ Perceptions on Transitional Justice Processes in South Sudan

In 2013, Africa’s newest state, was on the brink of collapse. Internal armed conflict, serious human rights violations and a divided government led to the death or displacement of thousands of people. A 2015 peace agreement ended the conflict and cr…

AFECCOR Supporting Artisanal Gold Mining Communities to Access Savings and Credit

The Artisanal Mining Women’s Empowerment Credit & Savings project, known by its French acronym AFECCOR, supports women and men in artisanal gold mining communities to access savings and credit in an effort to promote entrepreneurship and security. I…

Hot in Law, Luke-warm in Reality: Towards an Enabling Environment for Civil Society Organisations in Kenya

This study was conducted at a crucial moment in the domestic politics of Kenya being just months away from the 2017 General Elections. A significant proportion of the outcomes of the study were thus arguably influenced in profound ways by political …

The Climate Change Regulatory Framework and Indigenous Peoples’ Lands in Africa: Human Rights Implications

This book examined the regulatory frameworks which relates to climate change at international, regional and national levels, as they affect indigenous peoples’ lands in Africa. It demonstrates how, at national level especially, a climate change reg…

The Pros and Cons of the Criminal Jurisdiction of the Proposed African Court of Justice and Human Rights

"The problem of enforcement of human rights has always been a challenge in Africa. Many have sought a structural solution to this problem in the form of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) whose judgements would be indisputably bi…

Benign Accommodation? Ukuthwala, ‘forced marriage’ and the South African Children’s Act

This article evaluates the implications of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 for ukuthwala. As a preliminary procedure to a customary marriage, the ukuthwala is a practice whereby, a young man forcibly takes a girl to his home. The practice, in recent …

Rights away from Home: Climate Induced Displacement of Indigenous Peoples and the Extraterritorial Application of the Kampala Convention

In this article it is demonstrated how climate change is linked to the displacement of indigenous peoples and how their rights are threatened in Africa. The article examines the basis of the Kampala Convention, underscoring the extraterritorial natu…

Overview Report of the Research Project by the International Labour Organization and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Constitutional and Legislative Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 24 African Countries

"This report provides the results of a research project by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Communities/Populations in Africa (African Commission Working Group), with the Centre…

African Human Rights Law Journal Volume 11 No 2

"The content of this issue is divided into three parts. In the first part, special attention is given to the commemoration of 25 years since the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter) on 21 October 198…

Malaria Risk Factors Facing Uganda's Batwa Population

Malaria remains a major public health risk in Uganda, and is especially concerning with increased transmission rates linked to climate change. Indigenous communities like the Batwa in Kanungu district in southwestern Uganda are highly vulnerable to …

Africa Day in the Spirit of Pan-Africanism

"Most African countries spent two generations under European colonial power. In one way or another, almost all African countries were victims of the colonial period. The effects of colonialism are still visible in the continent. Many scholars say th…

Dani Wadada Nabudere’s Theoretical Explanation of Imperialism: an Exemplary Contribution to its Concrete Understanding

"The purpose of this brief is to pay tribute to Dani Wadada Nabudere as a distinguished multidisciplinary African scholar of Uganda with a high academic and scholarly reputation in Africa and the rest of the world. He did much to capture the theore…

Is Botswana advancing or regressing in its democracy?

"There is wide consensus among academics and political analysts that Botswana has been hailed as one of the “old democracies” in Africa, but that there have been reports of political wrangling in the country. Landsberg maintains that the southern Af…

Conflict Trends Issue 2 2008

This issue features several articles under the following headings: The State, Ethnicity and Human Rights in Africa. A Gender Analysis of the Kenyan Crisis. Strategic Communication: The Heart of Post-Conflict Processes. Transnational Ethnic Groups an…

Social determinants of health for Uganda's indigenous Batwa population

"Uganda’s Indigenous Batwa people are among the most vulnerable populations in the world and have limited access to key social determinants of health, including health care, education, clean water, employment and adequate clothing, food, and securi…

Influencing Policy for Children in Tanzania : Lessons From Education, Legislation and Social Protection

"The central concern of this paper is to identify the best systems and mechanisms to enable support for children, especially the most vulnerable children, given limited resources and capacity constraints. While the issues remain complex, an examinat…

Widowhood and Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS Related Shocks Exploring Resilience Avenues

"This study explored the contexts under which violation of the inheritance and property rights of widows and orphans occurs and resilience avenues for safeguarding these rights. Protecting vulnerable individuals and groups in society is both a moral…

Councillors and Community Leaders - Partnerships or Conflict of Interest? Lessons from the Sustainable Mwanza Project

"One central objective of the Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP)is fostering of private public partnership in delivery of essential services at community level. As we shall discuss in this research brief, this entails not only having access to…

Domestic Water Supply: The Need for a Big Push

"Accessibility to clean and safe water for every household has been seen for decades as a core element of basic needs and human rights. The Government of Tanzania (GoT) has endorsed the UN Millennium Development Goals, including the pledge to reduce…

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