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Titel: The African human rights system, activist ...
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2009. Hardcover. xiv,336 pp. Fine copy. Condition : very good. ISBN 9780521869065[KEYWORDS: RECHT, *, *2015-12 African law. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 92827
Inhaltsangabe: This 2007 book draws from and builds upon many of the more traditional approaches to the study of international human rights institutions (IHIs), especially quasi-constructivism. The author reveals some of the ways in which many such domestic deployments of the African system have been brokered or facilitated by local activist forces, such as human rights NGOs, labour unions, women's groups, independent journalists, dissident politicians, and activist judges. In the end, the book exposes and reflects upon the inherent inability of the dominant compliance-focused model to adequately capture the range of other ways - apart from via state compliance - in which the domestic invocation of IHIs like the African system can contribute - albeit to a modest extent - to the pro-human rights alterations that can sometimes occur in the self-understandings, conceptions of interest or senses of appropriateness held within key domestic institutions within states.
Inhaltsangabe: Relying chiefly on detailed case studies of the creative utilisation of the African human rights systems within the courts, legislatures and executive branches in Nigeria and South Africa, this 2007 book demonstrates the limitations that attend the exclusive reliance on compliance-focused approaches to the evaluation of international human rights institutions.
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