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Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda

Adam Branch

Abstract

Western intervention has become a ubiquitous feature of violent conflict in Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies, community peacebuilders, microcredit promoters, children’s rights activists, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the US military, and numerous others have involved themselves in African conflicts, all claiming to bring peace and human rights to situations where they are desperately needed. However, according to Adam Branch, Western intervention is not the solution to violence in Africa but, instead, can be a major part of the problem, often undermining human rights and e ... More

Keywords: intervention, human rights, humanitarianism, global justice, civil war, conflict resolution, Acholi, Uganda, Africa, Lord’s Resistance Army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199782086
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782086.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Branch, author
San Diego State University

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