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Dictionary of Human Rights Advocacy Organizations in Africa

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There is a growing tendency in all of the developing countries to see the right to employment, education, and other basic rights as adjuncts to basic political rights. Also, in many African countries there have been movements for expansive rights that should include children's rights and women's rights in addition to the basic civil and political rights. Most current sources have selectively taken into consideration the work of politically oriented groups. This volume includes the status and work of human rights ...

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Overview

There is a growing tendency in all of the developing countries to see the right to employment, education, and other basic rights as adjuncts to basic political rights. Also, in many African countries there have been movements for expansive rights that should include children's rights and women's rights in addition to the basic civil and political rights. Most current sources have selectively taken into consideration the work of politically oriented groups. This volume includes the status and work of human rights groups in Africa currently working to uphold both the basic as well as the expansive rights.

One possible way of resolving the conflict between relativism and universalism is to project commonalities of norms and values through examinations of many advocacy groups in Africa that highlight the plight of refugees, women, and children as well as civil and political rights. This dictionary lists the current advocacy groups working in Africa to uphold and protect both the basic political rights and the expansive rights of previously unacknowledged segments of the population from governmental infringements. Advocacy groups are listed A to Z with additional resource information following each entry. This book will be a useful reference to students and scholars of African history, Third World Studies, International Human Rights, and Political Science, and Academic libraries.

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A dictionary of human rights groups in Africa and their ideologies, motives, and activities. Entries detail the work and achievements of various groups, as well as some prominent and demanding international organizations engaged in highlighting general human rights issues in all of Africa. Time span covered begins with the formation of the Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1963. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313309458
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/1999
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

SANTOSH SAHA is Assistant Professor of History at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Dictionary

Appendix I: Human Rights Provisions in the Constitutions of African States

Appendix II: Human Rights Declarations

Bibliography

Index

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