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Call for Papers: Conference on International Law in Africa 

THE QUEST FOR HUMAN SECURITY, PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES

5 & 6 October 2012

Complexo Pedagogico, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane,

Maputo, Mozambique

THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

Presentations at the conference will fall under one of the following four general themes, and may include the following topics:

Day 1 Friday 5 October 2012

Threats to Human Security by State and Non-State Actors

Judicial responses to Mass Violations of Human Rights: the Role of Regional and International Judicial Bodies (ICC, African Commission and Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights)

Judicial Response to Massive Violations of Human Rights: the Role of Domestic Courts and Universal Jurisdiction

Development and Human Rights

Theory and Practice of the Right to Development in Africa

Doha Development Agenda: What is in it for Africa?

Regional Integration and the African Economic Community, NEPAD and its Peer-Review Mechanism: What Contribution to African Development?

Peace and Good Governance

The Responsibility to Protect: the Role of the African Union and the United Nations
Consolidating Rule of Law and Good Governance through African Instruments
Strengthening State Institutions as a Response to Internal Conflicts

Day 2 Saturday 6 October 2012

Towards 50 Years of African Unity (Morning)

Panafricanism and International Law
From OAU to AU

PROCESS: POTENTIAL PRESENTERS

Those interested in presenting a paper must submit an abstract containing their name, the proposed title and a brief summary of the argument / contribution of the paper (no more than 500 words).

Abstracts should be sent to adjovi {at} afil-fadi(.)org before 1 May 2012.
Authors of abstracts selected for presentation will be informed by 1 June 2012.
A full paper (5,000 to 10,000 words) must be submitted before 1 August 2012 to be translated for the conference file. Inclusion in the conference programme is conditional on the submission of the actual paper before 1 August 2012.
Each presenter will have 15 – 20 minutes to present their paper. Discussion is encouraged. Papers will be made available to all participants beforehand.
Presenters may be required to rework their papers after the conference, if necessary, and resubmit final versions for inclusion in a commemorative publication.

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