The ICJ’s flexible approach to the Chagos Archipelago claim took into account the right to self-determination while English courts appear constrained by limitation periods under the Limitation Act 1980. … More Colonial reckoning: ICJ and English courts’ approach to colonial claims
The international community should prioritise Africa’s economic self-determination and put in place binding mechanisms to hold multinational corporations to account. … More Self-determination—it’s the economy, stupid!
Our African identity as part of the diaspora should be as important as our other identities. We are here because of our ancestors’ struggles, optimism and yearning. We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams! … More Reflections on Emancipation – a voice from the Diaspora
Given that breaches of environmental laws impact marginalised people the most, Africa will only succeed in protecting its most vulnerable people by strengthening the enforcement of its environmental laws. … More The road to strengthening Africa’s environment
What these episodes do is challenge Western perceptions of illegal immigrants. They illustrate that under the right circumstances most immigrants, legal or illegal, can make meaningful contributions to their communities. … More Malian immigrant climbs four balconies to earn citizenship
about 50% of those surveyed from African countries said equal rights for women were important…at least 40% of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa is female. … More International Women’s Day: women’s rights in Africa!
Recognising that UK law is compatible with the law in many jurisdictions, the ILBF’s goal is to equip students, lawyers and judges with resources to help the rule of law flourish and support access to justice for all. … More From Nepal to Uganda: How one UK charity is supporting the rule of law through book donations.
Despite the lazy caricatures of Africa, it is a place of spirited determination with a huge appetite for change. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, now’s not the time to ‘wallow in the valley of despair…even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow.’ … More Africa is not passive in the face of challenges