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Protecting human rights in Africa : roles and strategies of non-governmental organizations

Author: Claude Emerson Welch
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1995.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
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Protecting Human Rights in Africa is the first major comparative study of how human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have brought revolutionary change south of the Sahara. Governments are both the most important protectors and abusers of human rights, while NGOs have become the most effective detectives in discovering abuses and the most active advocates in seeking solutions. Claude E. Welch, Jr. has  Read more...
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Welch, Claude Emerson.
Protecting human rights in Africa.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604226977
Online version:
Welch, Claude Emerson.
Protecting human rights in Africa.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)607001478
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Emerson Welch
ISBN: 0812233301 9780812233308 0812217802 9780812217803
OCLC Number: 32664941
Description: xiii, 356 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Context of Human Rights in Africa: Issues in Four Countries --
2. Civil Society and Human Rights NGOs: Themes for the 1990s in Africa --
3. Education and Long-Term Change: The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices --
4. Empowerment and Group Rights: Ogoni, Oromo, and Casamancais Claims for Autonomy --
5. Enforcement by Reports and Complaints: The African Commission and the ICJ --
6. Building the Rule of Law: Legal Aid and Enforcement in Namibia and Nigeria --
7. Documenting Human Rights Problems: Ethiopian, Namibian, and Nigerian Examples --
8. Democratization and the Search for Civil Society: Political Pressures in Nigeria --
9. Development and the Quest for Social Equity --
10. The "NGO Revolution."
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Claude E. Welch, Jr.

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The first major comparative study of the way human rights south of the Sahara have been revolutionized by NGOs, which have become the most effective detectives in discovering abuses and the most  Read more...

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