Repatriation of Africa: Imperative of the African Union Boundary Programme Within Contemporary International Law and Practice

Oduntan, Gbenga (2011) Repatriation of Africa: Imperative of the African Union Boundary Programme Within Contemporary International Law and Practice. African Journal of Law and Criminology, 1 (1). pp. 140-203. ISSN 2045-8401. (Full text available)

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Abstract

“Frontiers are indeed the razors edge on which hangs suspended the modern issues of war and peace, life or death of nations.” Spatial boundaries have ambiguous features: they divide and unite, bind the interior and link it with the exterior, are barriers and junctions, walls and doors, organs of defence and attack and so on. Frontier areas (borderlands) can be managed so as to maximise any of these functions. They can be militarised, as bulwarks against neighbours, or be made into special areas of peaceful interchange. This paper explores the core issues surrounding Africa national boundaries within the context of national sovereignty and international laws.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa, Boundary disputes, Partitioning of Africa
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Jenny Harmer
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 12:43
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 08:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28636 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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