ISBN 9789970022717
Pages 360
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2001
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Constitutionalism in Africa

Creating Opportunities, Facing Challenges

edited by J. Oloka-Onyango

This collection of essays brings together critical and considered responses to matters of constitutionalism in the context of the most recent political evolutions in many African countries. They are concerned with the struggles for progressive constitionalism, and review historical developments and future challenges. Some specific subjects discussed are: pan- Africanism and constitutionalism; culture, ethnicity and citizenship with reference to Ruanda and Senegal; equality, discrimination and constitutionalism in Muslim Africa; gender and affirmative action in post-1995 Uganda; constitution making in Eritrea; and the challenges of antiquated constitutional doctrines and values in Commonwealth Africa. The contributors are prominent scholars in the fields of politics, law and human rights and include Ola Abu Zeid, Antonia Kalu, Ali Mazrui, Oloka-Onyanyo and Sylvia Tamale.
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About the Editor

J. Oloka-Onyango

J. Oloka-Onyango is a Professor of International Human Rights and Constitutional Law based at the School of Law, Makerere University, Uganda.  For several years he directed the Human Rights & Peace Centre (HURIPEC) and served as Dean of Law.

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