This interdisciplinary critique is an attempt to move the debate over Africa's economic plight beyond the traditional focus of 'externalities,' informed by the author's belief that the region will only develop if critical attention is focused on its core impediment. The author proposes a way forward based on the oft-forgotten human rights instrument. In doing so, the discourse transcends the realms of economics into the domain of law - with its traditional emphasis on rights and obligations.
Ubong Effeh teaches law at the University of Sunderland. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kent, an LLM (with distinction) in International Trade Law from the University of Essex, and an LLB from the University of North London.
Foreword (Professor Wade Mansell); Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Common Terms; Case List; Introduction; 1 Globalizarion, Africa and Economic and Social Rights; 2 Economic and Social Rights as Legal Rights; 3 An Ominous Beginning: From Independence to Debt; 4 The International Financial Institutions and Human Rights Violations in Sub-Saharan Africa; 5 The International Financial Institutions and Human Rights; 6 The Multilateral Trading Regime and Human Rights in Africa; 7 Transnational Corporations in Africa: Some Human Rights Considerations; 8 Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: Towards a Mandatory International Regulatory Regime?; 9 The African Human Rights System: How to Undermine International Human Rights Norms; 10 The Impediment of Misrule; 11 The Way Forward: Towards a Development Model of Africa; 12 Will Africans Ever Enjoy Economic and Social Rights?; Declaration on the Right of Development; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Bibliography; Index.