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SPECIAL THEME: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN AFRICA THÈME SPÉCIAL: MIGRATIONS INTERNATIONALES EN AFRIQUE
Introduction: Concepts, Practice and Policies of International Migration in Africa, Ibrahim Awad Formulating Migration Policy at the Regional, Sub-Regional and National Levels in Africa, Aderanti Adepoju Regional Integration Policy and Migration Reform in SADC Countries: An Institutional Overview of Power Relations, Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti Politiques de codéveloppement et le champ associative immigré africain : un panorama européen, Thomas Lacroix La gestion des migrations internationales au Niger : défis, enjeux et Perspectives, Harouna Mounkaila & Hamidou Issaka Maga Explaining Violence Against Foreigners and Strangers in Urban South Africa: Outbursts During May and June 2008, Simon Bekker The Protection of Refugees Between Obligations under the United Nations Charter and Specific Treaty Obligations: The Case of Egypt, Tarek Badawy International Migration and Human Rights, Ibrahim Wani
GENERAL ARTICLES / ARTICLES GENERAUX Corruption and the Violation of Human Rights: The Case for Bringing the African Union Convention on Prevention and Combating Corruption Within the Jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Melissa Khemani The Doctrine of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources in International Law and its Practice in Developing Countries: The Case of a Mining Sector in Tanzania, Charles Riziki Majinge Yesterday’s Mistakes Still Today’s News: The Persisting Cloud of Humanitarian Violations Over United Nations Peacekeeping: A New Agenda for Accountability, Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto Water Resources in the Sudan North-South Peace Process: Past Experience and Future Trends, Salman M. A. Salman
NOTES AND COMMENTS / NOTES ET COMMENTAIRES Nature et portée des exceptions relatives au développement durable dans les accords internationaux d’investissement, Suzy H. Nikièma Sur le principe d’une obligation des Etats africains de se « démocratiser » : éléments de droit constitutionnel et de droit international public, Abdoulaye Soma Right to Education and Equality of Opportunity in Education: An Analysis of Constitutional Obligations in African States, Kishore Singh
BOOK REVIEWS / NOTES DE LECTURE Mohamed Bedjoui, “L’humanité en quête de paix et de développement. Cours general de droit international public (2004)”, Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international, Tomes 324 et 325, 2006. recensé par Fatsah Ouguergouz Books Received for Review
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