International law and boundary disputes in Africa / Gbenga Oduntan.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015.
xviii, 410 pages ; 24 cm.
Routledge research in international law.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Africa : birthing the empire of law and concept of territory Sovereignty, jurisdiction, territorial integrity and territorial acquisition in international law Frontiers and boundaries in the context of international legal framework of territorial sovereignty and jurisdiction Province of international boundary disputes determined Actual and potential role of the African Union Organisation in boundary dispute management and resolution African regional economic communities and the management of boundary disputes Manifestations of boundary disputes in the African geopolitical zones Case study : the arbitral route to settlement of African boundary disputes Case study : mediation route to settlement : the dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Nyasa Case study : adjudicative route : a critique of the land and maritime boundary dispute (Cameroon v Nigeria) Sociology, politics, insecurity and the psychology of power in African boundary relations Pacific settlement of international boundary disputes : a critical appraisal of the International Court of Justice Role and scope for involvement of Africa's developed northern partners in the settlement of boundary disputes The problem of costs and the relevance of legal aid in African boundary dispute resolution : funding delimitation, demarcation and other implementation activities Settlement of the uti possidetis principle in light of the African experience Strategies and modalities to resolve straddling communities and resources under the African Union Boundary Programme Alternative futures : strategies of negotiation and innovative methods to avoid deadlock in relation to territorial conflicts Resolution of international boundary disputes involving African nations : alternative futures and general conclusions.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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