The African Yearbook of International Law provides an intellectual forum for the systematic analysis and scientific dissection of issues of international law as they apply to Africa, as well as Africa's contribution to the progressive development of international law. It contributes to the promotion, acceptance of and respect for the principles of international law, as well as to the encouragement of the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciations of international law in Africa. A clear articulation of Africa's views on the various aspects of international law based on the present realities of the continent as well as on Africa's civilization, culture, philosophy and history will undoubtedly contribute to a better understanding among nations.
The African Yearbook of International Law plays an important role in examining the tensions underlying the State in Africa, and by shedding more light on the causes of the fragility of African State institutions so as to facilitate the identification of appropriate remedies. The tension and interrelationships among issues such as territorial integrity, self determination, ethnic diversity and nation-building are constantly addressed. Development, human rights and democratization in Africa are also the subject of continuous attention and examination.
The Special Theme of this volume is `Human Rights and Development in Africa'.
Special Theme: Human Rights and Development in Africa. Droits de l'homme et développement: Élements de reflexions; G. Abi-Saab. The United Nations and Democratization; B. Boutros-Gali. Governance, Development and Population Displacement in Africa: A Call for Action; E. Kwakwa. The Role of International Law in The Protection of Human Rights under the Malawian Constitution of 1995; T. Maluwa. Enforcement of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms: The Case of Tanzania; C.M. Peter. International Human Rights Law: Lessons for Treaty-Making and Implementation; A.O. Adede. Le CICR et le respect du droit de la personne humaine: Illustration de cas en Afrique; Z. Mériboute. Articles:- Fishing in the High Seas: From the 1982 UNCLOS to the 1995 Agreement on Straddling Stocks; J.A. de Yturriaga. The Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses; K. Idris, M. Sinjela. The United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa: Preventive Diplomacy and Peacekeeping; M. Ndulo. The Framework for Capital Movements within the ECOWAS; K. O. Kufuor. Notes and Comments:- The 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference: An Appraisal; E. Nwogugu. L'opération des Nations Unies pour les droits de l'homme au Rwanda; M. Mubiala.The UN and Internal Conflicts in Africa: A Documentary Survey; M. Sinjela.Basic Documents:- OAU: Resolutions and Declarations of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments 1994 and 1995. Book Reviews:- International Law: An South African Perspective, John Duggard; review M. Ndulo. An Insider's Guide to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Documentary History and Analysis, V. Morris and M.P. Scharf; review M. Sinjela. Index.