This edited collection explores key human rights themes and situates them in the context of developments on the African continent. It examines critical debates in human rights bringing together conceptually and empirically rich contributions from leading thinkers in human rights and African studies. Drawing on scholarly insights from the fields of constitutional law, human rights, development, feminist studies, public health, and media studies, the volume contributes to scholarly debates on constitutionalism, the right to water, securitization of development, environmental and transitional justice, sexual rights, conflict and gender-based violence, the right to development, and China's deepening role in Africa. Consequently, it makes an important scholarly intervention on timely issues pertaining to the African continent and beyond. Eunice N. Sahle is Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies and the Curriculum in Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
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1. Introduction by Eunice N. Sahle 2. Human Rights and Societies: A Reflection from Kenya by Willy Mutunga 3. New Constitutional Order, Rights and Environmental Justice in South Africa by David Hallowes 4. Transitional Justice, Gender-based Violence, and Women's Rights by Evelyn Fanneron, Eunice N. Sahle, and Kari Dalhgren 5. Sexual Minorities, Human Rights, and Public Health Strategies in Africa by Marc Epprecht 6. Sino-African Relations and The Problem of Human Rights by Ian Taylor 7. Africa's Contribution to the Development of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law by Frans Viljoen 8. On Kéba M'Baye and the Right to Development at 30 Eunice N. Sahle 9. Beyond Human Rights Ideology: Struggles for Freedom of Expression in Africa by Jane Duncan 10. The UN's Human Right to Water in the Context of New Water Governance Regimes by Eunice N. Sahle, Mary Galvin, Benjamin Pierce, and Kara Todd.
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