By Gbenga Oduntan
Africa has skilled a couple of territorial disputes over land and maritime barriers, due partly to its colonial and post-colonial heritage. This publication explores the felony, political, and old nature of disputes over territory within the African continent, and reviews the content material and alertness of latest foreign legislation to the answer of African territorial and border disputes.
Drawing on primary ideas of public foreign legislations akin to sovereignty and jurisdiction, and socio-political innovations equivalent to colonialism, ethnicity, nationality and self-determination, this ebook interrogates the intimate connection that peoples and countries need to territory and the critical disputes those could lead to. Gbenga Oduntan identifies the main ideas of legislations at play in terms of territorial, and boundary disputes, and argues that the major use of overseas dependent adjudicatory mechanisms in trying to take care of 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 certainty and alertness of multidisciplinary dispute solution mechanisms and methods can let for a extra holistic and potent therapy of boundary disputes.
As a detailed examine into the felony, socio-political and anthropological mechanisms focused on the knowledge of territorial limitations, and a distinct synthesis of an African jurisprudence of overseas barriers legislations, this e-book should be of serious use and curiosity to scholars, researchers, and practitioners in African and Public foreign legislation, diplomacy, and decision-makers short of higher realizing the cost of disputes over territorial barriers in either Africa and the broader world.