INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW AND PLIGHT OF CIVILIANS DURING ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFRICA

Dr Umukoro Nathaniel   (Published 2015)

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Abstract

Armed conflicts have been a major problem in Africa for many decades. Since the
be-ginning of the 1990s, the African continent has acquired a dubious honor of being number
one in hosting the largest number of armed con?licts and complex emergencies. This article
examines the role of international humanitarian law (IHL) in the amelioration of the plight
of victims of armed con?lict in Africa. The article shows that in spite of the ratification of IHL
by most African states, its provisions are often violated during armed conflicts. In order to
improve the current situation, the states must enact national legislation and take practical
measures in order for the rules to be fully effective.


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   163.22 KB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: International Humanitarian Law, Armed Conflict, Civilians, Africa
Department: Political Science and Public Administration
Field of Study: Political Science
Uploaded By: Agbodekhe Barnabas Philip
Date Added: 08 Jun 2018 2:26pm
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/international_humanitarian_law_and_plight_of_civilians_during_armed_conflicts_in_africa


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