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Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa

Jennifer Moore


This book examines the role and application of humanitarian law by focusing on African countries that are emerging from civil wars. It offers an overview of international law, including its essential vocabulary, and describes four particular subfields of international law: international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and international refugee law. After setting forth this overview, the book considers practical mechanisms to implement international humanitarian law, focusing specifically on the experiences of Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Burundi. Thro ... More

Keywords: international humanitarian law, Africa, international law, transitional justice, international human rights law, international criminal law, international refugee law, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Burundi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199856961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Moore, author
Regents Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law