Human Rights in Africa

Contemporary Debates and Struggles

  • Eunice N. Sahle

Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eunice N. Sahle
    Pages 1-16
  3. Contemporary Developments and Human Rights

  4. Human Rights Norms: Emergence, Features and Tensions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


This edited collection explores key human rights themes and situates them in the context of developments on the African continent. It examines critical debates in human rights bringing together conceptually and empirically rich contributions from leading thinkers in human rights and African studies. Drawing on scholarly insights from the fields of constitutional law, human rights, development, feminist studies, public health, and media studies, the volume contributes to scholarly debates on constitutionalism, the right to water, securitization of development, environmental and transitional justice, sexual rights, conflict and gender-based violence, the right to development, and China’s deepening role in Africa. Consequently, it makes an important scholarly intervention on timely issues pertaining to the African continent and beyond.

Eunice N. Sahle is Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies and the Curriculum in Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.


human rights law social justice social science Africa gender studies development public health gender-based violence conflict environmental rights transitional justice right to development

Editors and affiliations

  • Eunice N. Sahle
    • 1
  1. 1. University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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