Governance, Human Rights, and Political Transformation in Africa

  • Michael Addaney
  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
  • Elsabé Boshoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Michael Gyan Nyarko, Michael Addaney, Elsabé Boshoff
    Pages 1-14
  3. Governance and Human Rights in the African Union

  4. Constitutional and Judicial Protection of Human Rights

  5. Civil Engagement in Governance and Human Rights

  6. Emerging Challenges in Governance and Human Rights In Africa

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-422

About this book


This edited volume examines the development and challenges of governance, democracy, and human rights in Africa. It analyzes the emerging challenges for strengthening good governance in the region and explores issues related to civil, political, economic, cultural, and social rights highlighting group rights including women, girls, and other minority groups. The project presents a useful study of the democratization processes and normative developments in Africa exploring challenges in the form of corruption, conflict, political violence, and their subsequent impact on populations. The contributors appraise the implementation gap between law and practice and the need for institutional reform to build strong and robust mechanisms at the domestic, regional, and international levels. 

Michael Addaney is Scholar at the Research Institute of Environmental Law of Wuhan University Law School, Wuhan, China. 

Michael Gyan Nyarko is Litigation Coordinator and Researcher, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Elsabé Boshoff is Technical Assistant/Legal Officer at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Secretariat in Banjul, The Gambia.


Law African Law African politics Development african development Political Transformation governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Addaney
    • 1
  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
    • 2
  • Elsabé Boshoff
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Institute of Environmental LawWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.African Commission on Human and Peoples' RightsBanjulSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27048-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27049-0
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