By Gbenga Oduntan
Africa has skilled a couple of territorial disputes over land and maritime obstacles, due partially to its colonial and post-colonial historical past. This ebook explores the felony, political, and ancient nature of disputes over territory within the African continent, and evaluations the content material and alertness of up to date overseas legislation to the answer of African territorial and border disputes.
Drawing on significant innovations of public foreign legislation reminiscent of sovereignty and jurisdiction, and socio-political strategies comparable to colonialism, ethnicity, nationality and self-determination, this publication interrogates the intimate connection that peoples and international locations need to territory and the serious disputes those could lead on to. Gbenga Oduntan identifies the key ideas of legislation at play when it comes to territorial, and boundary disputes, and argues that the important use of overseas established adjudicatory mechanisms in trying to care for African boundary disputes alienates these associations and mechanisms from African humans and will give a contribution to the recurrence of conflicts and disputes in and between African territories. He means that the knowledge and alertness of multidisciplinary dispute solution mechanisms and techniques can enable for a extra holistic and potent therapy of boundary disputes.
As a close learn into the felony, socio-political and anthropological mechanisms keen on the certainty of territorial limitations, and a distinct synthesis of an African jurisprudence of foreign barriers legislations, this ebook may be of significant use and curiosity to scholars, researchers, and practitioners in African and Public foreign legislation, diplomacy, and decision-makers wanting larger figuring out the payment of disputes over territorial limitations in either Africa and the broader world.
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