Newspaper Analysis Dissertation Titles

Past Dissertations

Below are the titles of dissertations completed by last year's finalists. For older examples, please click on the appropriate year in the list at the end of the page.

Dissertations of Finalists 2017

  • Why does Pakistan claim Kashmir? An International Relations Theories Approach.
  • Adapting to the present and mitigating the future: An analysis of the status development of environmental refugees in the international legal system.
  • The beginning of the end. The 1950s and 1960s: A study of the contradictions and fundamental failings in Soviet economic planning.
  • Public participation and informality in the politics of community gardening: A comparative study of Berlin and Paris.
  • Anger and expectation.
  • The tabloidization of terrorism news: A universal phenomenon? A test of François Debrix's theory of tabloid terror on French televised news after the November 2015 Paris attacks.
  • Democracy "Damned": An investigation into the rise and fall of the Sivens Occupation.
  • Sadness transmission across different modalities: Implications for emotional evocation and memory through narrative.
  • Refugee representation in Slovakia: A discourse analysis in light of the European refugee crisis.
  • She flies, she runs, she conquers. Empowered women in film, creating an identity during the German reunification.
  • "A sea of men": Gender and discursive representation of the Calais camp.
  • Is there room for forgiveness in legal punishment?
  • What determines the effect of foreign direct investment on labour productivity and capital productivity?
  • The true meaning behind "Made in China": A not so silky road to Chinese labour law enforcement.
  • The promise and paradox of a queer haven: A homonationalist analysis of LGB asylum discourses in the UK.
  • Does female participation in armed groups help explain variation in sexual violence? Analysing sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The Right of Reservation in the EEA Agreement: An analysis of why Norway has never reserved itself against EU legislation the country is obliged to adopt under the EEA Agreement.
  • Compensation strategies against child labour in Cambodia. An interpretivist’s insight into parents’ experience and motivations.
  • Does microfinance influence attitudes towards gender equality in Poland?
  • Constructivism revisited: A critical look at Russian advancements on the Crimean Peninsula.
  • A case for the hybrid mediator: Conflict resolution in Mindanao.
  • The heart of Europe? Patočka's conception of Czech identity.
  • Two comedies - one humanity.
  • Why did the Oslo Peace Accords fail? An analysis of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 1993-2005.
  • Automation and the German welfare state: An assessment of policy responses.
  • Human rights vs. religious and cultural rights in the elective circumcision of minors.
  • How do emotions work? A study of William Lyons' causal-evaluative theory.
  • "I do not agree to these Terms": Challenging the notice and consent approach to data protection in the Big Data era.
  • How effective was the European Union as a mediator in Israel-Palestine? The case of Operation Protective Edge.
  • "Another world is possible": Building the Larzac movement 1971-81.
  • Making sense of 'Printemps Républicain': The emergence of a new political actor movement.
  • The news-media as a strategic actor in the aid allocation framework: How does the British print news-media frame public and governmental discourse of Official Development Assistance?
  • Regional cooperation: A flawed solution to transnational terrorism? The case of ECOWAS and UEMOA in West Africa.
  • Communitarian-liberal debate through the spectacles of agonism.
  • Ethnic lifelines. How ethnic ties can secure loyalty of the armed forces during mass uprisings in authoritarian states.
  • Do European structural and investment funds truly contribute to economic development? A cross-regional case study of Slovakia.
  • The Public Sphere of Jürgen Habermas: The concept and its limitations. A critical study of the theory of the public sphere and its normative status within the context of the mass media.
  • Civil society activism and democratic accountability in Trinidad and Tobago: The Case of Section 34.
  • What does it take to be a successful mediator? A study based on the Ukraine crisis.

Further Dissertation Examples


LLM/MPhil (Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa)

Dissertation topics from 2000 - 2016

Class of 2017 - Topics

  • Clotilde Pauvert
    A human rights-based approach to wildlife crime in Benin
  • Lara Coetzee
    Digital financial inclusion: The right to privacy of mobile money consumers
  • Kahbila Ulrike
    The role of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in the follow-up of its decisions on communications
  • Lindi-K Matse
    Analysis of the legal, policy, and strategic framework for HIV/AIDS prevention among women in Swaziland: A human rights-based analysis
  • Estella Kabachwezi
    Analysis of implementation of recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism: Explaining Uganda’s low rate of compliance in the context of theoretical factors
  • Monica Tabengwa
    Being gay in Senegal: Arrests, detention and discrimination against LGBT persons
  • Sainey Bah
    The role of Uganda Human Rights Commission in the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights: Opportunities and lessons
  • Paul Mudau
    The role of the African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration in promoting good governance in Africa: A comparative analysis on Uganda and South Africa
  • Iruebafa Oyakhirome
    Right to independent living and community inclusion: A case for persons with psychosocial disabilities in Kenya and Nigeria
  • Vera Mutoni
    The contribution of economic and smart sanctions to the realisation of human rights: Case study of Burundi
  • Nqobani Nyathi
    The role of the Peace and Security Council in protecting human rights in Africa: Prospects and challenges
  • Stephen Buabeng-Baidoo
    Establishing a right ‘to’ ‘public space’: an appraisal of the ‘privatisation of public space’ and its impact on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in South African cities
  • Apio Winfred
    Bridging the gender digital divide to combat gender based violence in Nigeria: Trends, challenges and opportunities for reform
  • Tsion Woldu
    Human rights of women and the phenomenon of marital rape in Ethiopia: A critical analysis
  • Richard Lusimbo
    The protection of LGBTI persons’ right to privacy in Uganda
  • Urias Pour
    The crisis of pretrial detention: Challenges and opportunities for the right to fair trial in post-war Liberia
  • Richard Ntakirutimana
    ‘Equality versus equity’: The impact of Rwanda’s national identity on the ‘Batwa’ indigenous people
  • Trésor Makunya
    Presidential third-termism and human rights in Democratic Republic of Congo: A critical appraisal
  • Asrar Gebeyehu
    The duty of reasonable accommodation in the context of access to justice for persons with disabilities in Ethiopia: an analysis of the law and the practice
  • Ayo Sogunro
    Deepening the right to dignity of sexual minorities in Nigeria: An analysis of state obligations and responsibilities
  • Roseline Nsenge
    The role of the judiciary in the enforcement of socio-economic rights: The Ugandan case
  • Khanya Mase
    Enforcing the rights of informal traders through the right to development: A comparative study of South Africa and Kenya
  • Rotondwa Mashige
    The role that poverty and the right to information play on forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV in Kenya
  • Jackline Hakim
    The realisation of the right to maternal healthcare of migrant and refugee women in South Africa and Uganda
  • Mansha Mohee
    International humanitarian organisations and the nexus between neutrality and human rights accountability: A case study of médecins sans frontiers in Africa
  • Henry Omboto
    Sub-regional organisations and the responsibility to protect: Towards a normative framework for intervention for the East African Community
  • Josephat Kilonzo
    Politics of memory and the realisation of transformative constitutionalism in Kenya

Class of 2016 - Topics

  • BOSHOFF Elsabe
    The best interest of the child in the context of climate change adaptation: towards general principles for sub-saharan Africa
  • CIRHUZA KOKO Guillain
    A legal analysis of the implementation of the non-refoulement principle as applied to claim based on sexual orientation and gender identity in terms of article 2 of the South African refugee act of 1998
  • EKPO Imo Eno
    Towards realising the right to access public services for persons with physical disabilities; a case study of Nigeria
  • EWANG Elsie Aniette
    The Impact of land tenure systems on the right to housing: an analysis of the Nigerian land use act of 1978
  • GAMA Stahmili
    Sexual and reproductive health and rights of women in Tanzania; an analysis of the laws and policies towards effective protection
  • GATSHA Dumiso
    An African Commonwealth perspective through a case study of Mauritius on HIV prevention and sexual orientation
  • GEKOMBE Nyarangi Jared
    Breaking the glass ceiling in women’s representation: an analysis of the electoral system and gender quotas in Kenya
  • GOUET Alban Wisel
    United Nations convention againist corruption and stolen asset recovery; an African perspective
  • IKPO David Nnanna
    Againist the legality of Nigeria’a same sex marriage prohibition act of 2013
  • ISHENGOMA Vivian Methord
    Election grievance resolution mechanism; an analysis of the Tanzania process
  • KARISEB Johannes Donovan
    The role of the African governance architecture (secretariat) and the platform in realising human rights in Africa: trends, challenges and opportunities
  • LEE Kyoung-Hwa
    A strategy based approach to the realisation of the right to development in Africa
  • LUMINA Vanessa Mulesa
    The impact of Illicit  financial outflows on the right to a healthy environment; The case study of the mining sector in Zambia
  • MAMHARE Tapiwa
    The place of legal recognition at birth in enhancing the realisation of the rights of intersex persons: a comparative analysis of Kenya and Malta
  • MONIBAH James Paywala
    Citizen’s participation in constitution making processes; a case study of Liberia
  • NAMATOVU Teddy
    The relevance of resources in the realisation of the right to maternal health care in Uganda
  • NANGOLI Betty Enangu
    Mapping the scope of adolescent right to access information and services on contraceptives in Uganda: lessons from South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Chille, Romania and Pakistan
  • NJUGUNA Rachel Njoki
    Kenya refugee crisis; reconciling security concerns with refugee rights protection
  • OMAR Ahmed Omar
    One person one vote; assessing the electoral framework of Djibouti in line with international and regional electoral standards
  • OWISO Rodger Lameck
    Sustainable transitional justice in South Sudan and the role of the African Union in the context of the 2015 peace agreement
  • PHANYANE Tshepo Cyril
    The right to inclussive primary education in South Africa
  • PHIRI Chrissie Patrick
    The right to legal capacity and supported decision making of persons with mental disabilities; a Malawian perspective on health care decision making
  • SEFAH Bright
    The role of electoral management bodies in enhancing democracy in Africa: a case study of the electoral commission of Ghana
  • TIN Miao-Ying Cheng Biau-Im
    The realisation of the rights of indigenous peoples in Taiwan; lessons from the African values of “ubuntu”
  • TSIGHE Adiam
    Statelessness and children’s rights in Africa: prospects in the African human rights systems
  • ZEWUDIE Tilahun
    Towards an effective African human rights system; a critical analysis of the relationship between the African union policy organs and human rights bodies
  • ZULU Geoffrey
    The human rights based approach to budgeting and its interplay with good governance: a Zambian perspective

Class of 2015 - Topics

  • ADDANEY Michael
    Protecting the rights of urban refugees in Uganda: An analysis of the laws and policies toward effective protection
    Elections beyond rituals. Rethinking the Independence of Electoral Commissions in Africa: The case of Ethiopia
  • DIAKITE Boubacar Borgho
    The impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties  on Socio-­Economic Rights inAfrica:A case study of the Chad­‐Cameroon Pipeline Project
  • DIBABA Merga Yadesa
    The implications of Article 12 of the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities for the legal capacity of persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities in Ethiopia
  • DUBE Hlengiwe
    Socio-economic rights in the African Peer Review Mechanism. An analysis of the APRM’s focus the right to education and the right to health in South Africa and Zambia
  • EKEFRE Henrietta Markfre
    Implementation of the decisions of African human rights treaty bodies: A case study of the Endorois and Nubian decisions
    The realization of the right to a fair trial before the Tribunaux de Grande Instance in Burundi
  • IZOBO Isuan  Mary Funke
    Elections as a  determinant to democratic governance in Africa: A case study of Ghana and Zimbabwe
  • KALEBE Gloria Alinafe
    Multipartism and the right to education: the case of Malawi and Nigeria
  • KALUBA Mwabi Mphombo
    Realising the right of widows to inherit property: A comparative study of Malawi and South Africa
  • KEKIMULI Juliet
    An assessment of the implementation of the right to health of children with disabilities in Uganda
  • KHAMIS Juma Khamis
    The conflict between the AU and the ICC about the impunity of African leaders: Understanding the roots and proposing the possibilities of a way out
  • KUTIMA Valerie Lyaka
    Party politics and ethnicity: A case study of Kenya and Nigeria
  • LY Aminata Awa Bousso
    Child pregnancy and its human rights implications for the girl child: A case study of Senegal
  • MOHAMOUD Ibo Mahad
    Both refugees but different status: Case study of Somaliland
  • MOKOTEDI Kago Rapula
    Constitutional design and the realisation of human rights in Botswana: Challenges and prospects
  • MOKWENA Nonhlanhla
    Harmful cultural practices in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces of South Africa: The cases of Ukuthwala and Ukungena
  • MUFUAYIA Achero David
    The role of the Commission on revenue allocation in addressing the needs of marginalised communities in Kenya: A comparative approach with reference to the South African financial and fiscal commission
    The global financial crisis and its impact on human rights: case study of Ghana & Zambia
  • MURIMI Edward Kahuthia
    Slum upgrading in Kenya: A double-edged sword for the right to adequate housing
  • OGEGA Joshua Kembero
    Reconceptualising stakeholders in corporate governance to realise the right to development: A case study of Kenya and Botswana
  • OGWARO Geoffrey
    Road accident deaths and the right to life: the case of South Africa and Uganda
  • OKOLOISE Macaulay Chairman
    Corporate violation of the right to health of gold miners and local communities in Ghana and Nigeria: Coupling multileveled standards for enhanced protection
  • PATEL Khuraisha
    Realising  the  right  to  equality  in  refugee  law:  A  call  for  the inclusion of gender as a ground of persecution in refugee law
  • SAWADOGO Lamoussa
    The implementation of socio-economic rights of the children in street situation in Mauritius: the rights to health and education
  • SEKOANKETLA Masekara Valeria
    Gender inequality in private sector employment in Lesotho: A call for intervention
    Producing equality. Women’s Land Tenure and the Right to Food in Africa: Insights from Ethiopia and Kenya
  • WUERZ Annalena   
    An African cure to the cancer in our system‐Using the Malabo Protocol to fight sexual exploitation by UN Peacekeepers on a regional basis?

Class of 2014 - Topics

  • ABDOU Ramy
    The protection of personal data: a comparative analysis between the European Union, African Union and South Africa data protection framework
  • MULETA Bacha
    Trafficking and smuggling of Ethiopian women and children to the Middle East: fundamental rights and freedoms at stake and responses from the Ethiopian government
  • SAWO Musu
    Child marriage: The Gambian response
  • NYARKO Michael
    The right to property and compulsory land acquisition in Ghana: An analysis of the laws and policies towardsgreater protection.
    Devolution and the political inclusion of ethnic minorities: The Kenyan case
  • KAMUNYU Mariam
    Negotiated management: advancing the right to demonstrate in Kenya and Nigeria
  • THUO Lucyann
    A call for inclusion: implementing universal standards on political participation for persons with intellectual disabilities in Kenya
  • RAUMNAUTH Darsheenee
    The interplay of international human rights law and politics: An analysis of the responsibilities of UK and Mauritius towards the Chagos Islanders
  • RICARDO Diana
    The African standby force and transnational armed groups in Africa
  • BAKARE Seun
    The impact of activities of armed groups on the realisation of the child’s right to education: Boko Haram as an example
  • OKEOWO Adebayo
    A binding treaty on business and human rights a critique of the Human Rights Council's resolution
  • OYETOLA  Bamisaye
    Protection of right to life of demonstrators: An analysis of Nigerian law
  • AMAHIRWE Denyse
    Children’s right to a name: some lessons from Africa
  • DEEN Tejan
    Freedom of expression and international limitation standards: Seditious libel in Sierra Leone
  • HURT Sally
    Facilitating trade but trading rights? Formulating a human rights-­based approach to trade agreements in Africa
  • KRUGER Petronell
    An analysis of the consequences of social and economic rights on domestic tax policy: A case study of the South African tax pegging policy
  • MEHLO Pearl    
    Reigniting the universalism debate in the context of trokosi
  • BIEL Boutros
    Transitional justice beyond criminal trials: The case of South Sudan
  • LOWILLA Victor    
    Calls for better INGO accountability: Romantic sentiments or a loud siren?
  • HYERA Agnes
    Examining child mortality as a violation of children’s rights to health and to life, survival and development: a comparative study of Tanzania and Nigeria
  • MBUYA Alphonce
    An examination of economic, social and cultural rights in the Tanzanian constitution
  • NJITI Lucius
    The relationship between the Protocol Establishing the Criminal Jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court: A critical analysis of treatment of the question of immunity from prosecution
  • AKELLO Opoka
    Environmental protection in oil exploration and production: A case study of Nigeria and Uganda
  • NALUMANSI Mugambe    
    Rights of children with primary caregivers In prison: A critical examination of Uganda’s obligations
  • MANDANGU BAKASA Gamuchirayi    
    Interception of communication by the state and the right to privacy and freedom of expression: A case study of Zimbabwe
  • NDLOVU Kudzani    
     From independence to ashes: Disarmament, demobilisation, reintegration, military transformation and the civil war in South Sudan

Class of 2013 - Topics

  • AKONKWA Ntabaza
    The role of elections in the realisation of the right to democratic governance in Africa: A case study of Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo
    The girl child marriage practice in Madagascar:A critical analysis
  • AZU Miriam
    The role of the judiciary in strengthening democratic governance in Africa: An examination of the resolution of the recent presidential election disputes in Ghana and Kenya 
    Assessing the protection of child offenders in Burundian criminal law: International human rights law perspective
  • COBBINAH Solomon
    Labeling and framing disability:  A content analysis of newspapers in Uganda
  • DU TOIT Linette
    Unemployment in South Africa: Is a constitutional right to work the answer?
  • DUMBUYA Rashid
    Access to maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone: A critical examination of Sierra Leone’s free health care programme and its impact on maternal mortality
  • ERIAMIATOE Precious
    Business and children: Ensuring corporate accountability for violations of children’s rights in Nigeria
  • FARAH Ali
    The realisation of gender equality in Somalia conflict between culture, religion and the constitution
  • GATETE Thierry
    Strategic advocacy as a means to realise human rights in Africa: An analysis of three prevalent advocacy models as applied by non-government organisations in Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda
  • GUBARA Anwar
    Impact of violating the right to life, safety and security during armed conflicts, the case of Darfur
  • HASSEN Rahel
    The right to language in international human rights law and its protection under the federal and regional constitutions in Ethiopia 
  • HO TU NAM Nora
    The autonomous status of Rodrigues and its impact on development: a comparative analysis 
  • JAMELA Lizwe
    Criminal law responses to HIV status or perceived status: An analysis of the effects of HIV specific criminal law provisions in Zimbabwe
  • JJUUKO Adrian
    In quest for the realisation of the right to health in Uganda: The case for strengthening the existing anti-corruption regulatory framework
  • KABAGAMBE Daphine
    An analysis of the legal, policy and institutional frameworks on the right to water in Uganda
  • KENYI Modi
    The need for enhanced protection from child abuse: A comparative study of the legal framework in South Sudan and Senegal
  • MATSOHA Majalihloho
    Going beyond access to primary education: An examination of the right to primary education in Lesotho and lessons from Ghana
  • MUKOSIKU Ticklay
    Balancing the protection of freedoms of expression and assembly and the imperative for public order management: insights from Uganda and Zambia
  • MUNABI Duncan
    Examining the obligation to protect the right to food for pastoralists in northern Kenya
  • NDZINGE-MAKHAMISA Tshepiso Disability and Botswana 17 years after the 1996 national policy on the care of people with disabilities: Are we at crossroads?
  • NTINDA Ruusa
    The Namibian disability framework: A critical analysis for the effective implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • ORAKA Obiageli
    Assessing the AU/ICC relationship towards greater collaborations in promoting peace and security in Africa: A case study of Sudan
    Enhancing judicial capacity for adjudication of human rights disputes in the extractive industry-lessons for Kenya
  • VALLA Celly
    Enhancing the right to education of the girl-­child in Uganda by addressing sexual and reproductive health issues
  • WILLIAMS Cyphas
    Cultural dilemma: case studies of the ‘poro’ and ‘bondo’ secret societies in Sierra Leone

Class of 2012 - Topics

  • APIO Freda
    The doctrine of political question and the judicial protection of the right to health in Uganda
  • ARMAH Benedicta
    The right of women with psycho-social disabilities to access mental health care in South Africa: A critical analysis
  • ARMAH  Dennis
    The prospects and challenges of a regional human rights mechanism for corporate responsibility in Africa
  • BUDOO Ashwanee
    The protection of the rights of unaccompanied migrant children in Mozambique
  • AYALEW Albab
    African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights: Prospects and challenges of prosecuting unconstitutional changes of government as an international crime
  • BANDA Johannes
    Protection of the rights of persons living with cognitive disabilities in the context of HIV & AIDS under the African human rights system
  • ABRAHA Samuel
    The protection of stateless persons in the African human rights system
  • CHER Djibril
    Assessing the legality of the use of force by Ethiopia and Kenya in Somalia
  • FARIS Esete
    The impact of party dominance on the role of parliamentary oversight for the protection of human rights in Ethiopia
    The effectiveness of competition law as a mechanism for the protection of the right to food in an African context
  • KAUFULU Chisomo
    Strengthening the design and implementation of economic sanctions within the framework of international human rights law: A critical appraisal   
  • KITUI Barbara
    The apprehended right: prisoners’ right to vote in Africa  
  • KOMAKECH Henry
    The role of the East African Court of Justice in the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Uganda
  • LOOTS Josua
    The Worldbank and human rights: The potential of the safeguard policies
  • MAVUSO Thabiso
    The African Union’s right of intervention to restore legitimate order: Human protection or regime entrenchment?
  • MOETI Onthatile
    The implications of the international trade in hazardous waste on the right to a satisfactory environment: the need for reform
  • MOTLHASEDI Ofentse
    Tackling politically motivated sexual violence: A case study of violence against women in Zimbabwe
  • MUSONDA Patience
    Human rights assessment on the reintegration of child soldiers in Uganda 
  • MUYAYA Tadala
    Protecting the right to adequate housing - the duty of the state to provide protection over arbitrary execution on mortgaged residential property in Malawi
  • NABANEH Satang
    A purposive interpretation of article 14(2)(c) of the African Women’s Protocol to include abortion on request and for socio-economic reasons  
  • OCHIENG Walter
    Devolution of government in Kenya as a means of engendering public participation in governance 
  • OGENDI Paul
    Safeguarding access to essential generic medicines in Kenya’s anti-counterfeit Act: implementing P.A.O & 2 others v AG decision 
  • NURUDEEN Ibrahim
    Paved with good intentions? The African union counter terrrorism agenda 
  • ADEOLA Romola
    State responsibility to prevent development-induced displacements – implementing article 10 of the Kampala Convention  
  • SAOYO Tabitha
    Prospects and challenges of enforcing presidential term limits in Africa through regional instruments 
  • SHUGHURU Peter
    Sexual violence and access to justice for persons with disabilities in Tanzania and South Africa
  • SMUTS Melanie
    Analysing the negotiation and implementation process of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on the Sudan question: Lessons learnt   
  • WEKESA Seth
    County government and rights of marginalised ethnic minorities in Kenya: Evaluating the potential benefits and challenges of devolution  
    Examining the human rights implications of the political prohibition clause of the world bank operations in Africa

Class of 2011 - Topics

  • ABDU Abdurazak
    The need for the political representation of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia
  • ADEWOYE Oluwatomilola
    Socio-economic rights litigation as a means to engendering social change in South Africa: An introduction and context.
  • ADUBA Nkeiruka
    Million flickering embers: A multidisciplinary analysis of child mortality in Uganda
  • ASSEFA Ayalew
    The impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women on the South African judiciary
  • AYENI Victor
    Domestic impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: A case study of Nigeria
    ‘Human rights do not stop at the border’: A critical examination of the fundamental rights of irregular migrants to South Africa
  • CHENGETA Thompson
    Are U.S. drone targeted killings within the confines of the law?
  • CHILEMBA Enoch
    A critical appraisal of the right to primary education of children with disabilities in Malawi
  • DEYI Busisiwe
    When rights collide with reality: An argument for a dialogic approach by the Africa Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the ‘effective remedy’ principle based on a distributive justice ethos
  • LUBAALE Emma
    A human rights-based approach to child labour in Africa: Challenges and prospects in South Africa
  • MAHADEW Roopanand
    The African Union’s responsibility to protect in the Libyan crisis 2011   
  • MANDIPA Esau
    A critical analysis of the legal and institutional frameworks for the realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe 
  • MCHOMVU Frank
    Prevalence of conflicts over the legitimacy of elections in Africa: Can the regional economic communities (RECs) provide a panacea? A case study of ECOWAS and SADC
  • MILEJI Gift
    ‘Power-sharing government mechanisms’ are they a solution or an obstacle to democratisation in Africa? A focus on South Africa and Zimbabwe 
  • NAMWASE Sylvie
    The principle of legality and prosecution of international crimes in domestic courts: Lessons from Uganda
  • NGUENA Charles
    The role of the economic community of Centre African states in the maintenance of peace and security in Central Africa
  • NHANCALE Paulo
    Reform of legal protection of persons with disabilities in Mozambique
  • NIBOGORA Berry
    The right to reparations in  the context of transitional justice: Lessons for Burundi from South Africa, Chile, Peru and Colombia
  • NTANJANA Akho   
    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and women – The implementation of Article 10(3) of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in South Africa
    A human rights based approach to the psychiatric treatment of mental illness among prisoners in Uganda 
    The role of the judiciary in the protection of sexual minorities in Kenya
  • OLOYA Charlotte
    Decentralisation as a tool in managing the ethnic question: A case study of Uganda
  • PILLAY Kevashinee
    The effectiveness of local integration as a durable solution: The situation of Mauritanian refuges in Senegal
    Application of international human rights instruments (IHRIs) by domestic courts: A comparative study of Rwanda and Ghana
  • SALEWI Diana
    The killing of persons with albinism in Tanzania: A social-legal inquiry
    A framework convention on global health: A tool for empowering the HIV/AIDS movements in South Africa and Senegal
  • SONSIAMA Doris
    A critical analysis of the jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the use of child soldiers  
  • TECHANE Meskerem
    Where is the African Charter?: Assessing the impact of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Mauritius
  • UMUBYEYI Christine
    Access to justice in civil matters: A critical analysis of legal representation of minors under guardianship in Rwanda
  • WARIOBA Isabela
    The first-past-the-post electoral system versus proportional representation in Africa: A comparative analysis

Class of 2010 - Topics

  • AG ALY Lahyerou
    The rights of the indigenous peoples to self Determination: Attempts to address the violation of human rights with specific reference to Mali
  • AKO Ernest
    The debate on sexual minority rights in Africa: A comparative analysis of the situation in South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and Botswana
    Divorce in Ghana: An examination of women’s ‘property rights
  • BEKELE Melhik
    Counter-terrorism and the suppression of political pluralism: An examination of the Anti-terrorism Proclamation of Ethiopia
  • CHIBONNTA Bubala
    A comparative analysis of judicial independence in Zambia and South Africa: Security of tenure, appointment and removal procedures
  • DUBE Rumbidzai
    Fighting unconstitutional changes of government or merely politicking? A critical analysis of the African Union response
  • FARAH Mohamed
    The tension between the right to external self-determination and territorial integrity in Africa: Somaliland as a case study
  • GINAMIA Melody
    Access to land and land rights in post conflict societies in Uganda: A perspective on women’s and children’s rights
  • GURARO Martha
    Furthering justice or promoting impunity? A critical analysis of the proposed criminal jurisdiction in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
  • JONAS Obonye
    A critical appraisal of the mutual engagement of African states in the African Peer Review and universal periodic review mechanisms: A human rights perspective
  • KARUMUNA Ophilia
    Protection of witnesses in cases referred by the ICTR to Rwanda 
    The right to development: a collective African response to China’s modus operandi in Africa?
  • KIHARA Ivy
    The Impact of terrorism and counter-terrorism on the right to education
  • KISEGU Mathias
    Constitutional protection of the right to education in Tanzania and South Africa: A comparative study
  • LOPES Emerson
    Human rights in tourism: Effectiveness of the legal framework for tourism in Mozambique upon the realization of the right to development of local communities
  • MAMBULASA Mandala
    The (non)-regulation of the health insurance industry and Its potential impact on the rights to health and life: A comparative analysis of Malawi and South Africa
  • MARINDZE Americo
    Diplomatic protection and xenophobic violence in South Africa: The case for reparation to Mozambican victims
  • MARRAH Augustine
    Enquiring into the contributions of African philosophic conceptualisations of human rights to the modern discourse of human rights
  • MBUH Tem Fuh
    Election management in Cameroon: Can elections Cameroon (ELECAM) turn the tide of flawed elections?
  • MENZAN Bruno
    Determining the impediments to the efficiency and effectiveness of the national human rights commission of Côte d’Ivoire: are the Paris Principles a panacea?
  • MTSHALI Linda
    The protection of women’s rights in Africa through national human rights institutions (NHRIs): A case study of Ghana and the Republic of South Africa
  • NYOIKE-MUGO Wanjiku
    The power of song: an analysis on the power of music festivals or concerts as a tool for human rights education in Africa
  • ODALLO Beatrice
    An analysis of the post 2007 general election conflict mediation process in Kenya
    Seeking an effective national supervisory institution on the implementation of children’s rights in Africa
  • OKUNBOLADE Ajibike
    A comparative analysis of the role of sub-national parliaments in international human rights law in Nigeria and South Africa
  • ORAGO Nicholas
    Interrogating the competence of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to review the African Union Assembly’s decisions for compliance with human rights
  • TEFERI Desset
    The role of civil society organisations in the realisation of human rights in Africa and the effect of regulatory mechanisms on their functions: Ethiopia and Ghana in perspective 
  • WEDI-DJAMBA Dieu-Donne
    Bread and peace for the Democratic Republic of Congo: Is decentralisation the answer? 
  • WHITTAKER Nicole
    Human rights implementation and compliance: Prospects for realising the AU convention on internally displaced persons in Uganda

Class of 2009 - Topics

  • ABEBE Adem Kassie
    The power of indigenous peoples to veto development activities: The right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) with specific reference to Ethiopia
  • ALI Abdi Jibril
    The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the regional economic communities: The need for co-operation
  • ASAALA Evelyne
    Exploring transitional justice as a vehicle for social and political transformation in Kenya
  • ASSIM Usang Maria
    In the best interest of children deprived of a family environment: A focus on Islamic kafalah as an alternative care option
  • ATIM Patricia
    ‘The prodigal child’: A legal inquiry into the mechanisms for rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile detainees: Lessons from Mauritius
  • BOSIRE Conrad Mugoya
    A dry udder in the milk season? Natural resource exploitation in Africa: Realising the right to economic benefit for host communities
  • CHERE Mitiku Mekonnen
    The recognition of language rights under international human rights law: Analysis of its protection in Ethiopia and Mauritius
  • CHITUPILA Chongo
    Gold between their legs? Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation: An analysis of the SADC response at national and regional level
  • FOQUICO Claudio Castigo
    Trade liberalisation and human rights protection under the SADC
  • HARDOWAR Rishi Kumarsingh
    Improving domestic enforcement of socio-economic rights through international law: Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by South Africa
  • IYODU Bernadette
    Culture, participation and the right to development: the pastoralist dilemma – The Karamoja case study 
  • KAWERA Sylvie
    Proportional representation electoral system and conflict management in divided societies. The case of Rwanda and Kenya
  • KONE Kamara
    Pollution in Africa: A new toxic waste colonialism? An assessment of compliance of the Bamako Convention in Cote d’Ivoire
    LUNGA Zwelibanzi
    Yielding to marketocracy? Assessing the ruggie framework on business and human rights
  • MAMAD Farida Aligy Ussen
    Forced sterilization of women living with HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • MAVUNDLA Simangele
    Access to legal abortion by rape victims as a reproductive health right: Case study Swaziland and Ethiopia
  • MSANGI Mwajuma Kitoi
    A socio-legal analysis of the challenges to a durable return and reintegration of refugees: The case of Rwanda
  • MULISA Tom
    Public participation in constitution-making: A critical assessment of the Kenyan experience
  • MULU Anchinesh Shiferaw
    Legal protections to victims of transnational trafficking: The case of Ethiopia and Mozambique
  • MURUNGI Lucyline Nkatha
    Revisiting the role of sub-regional courts in the protection of human rights in Africa
  • NHAMPOSSA Joao Valentim
    Challenges to the implementation and enforcement of socioeconomic rights in Mozambique
  • NJOROGE Mercy Waithira
    Ships passing in the night? Opportunities to integrate the African Peer Review Mechanism early warning findings within the African Union peace and security Architecture
  • NKUUBI James
    When ‘messiahs’ turn ‘persecutors’: reflecting on the blocked transition of liberation movements in Africa-case study of ZANU-PF
  • NORTON Fleur
    The role of the law in confronting marital rape (a case study of Ghana)
  • NWAGU Chinedu Yves
    Counter-terrorism and human rights protection in Uganda: Preventing wrongs without violating rights
  • OKWOR Uchechukwu Victoria
    Where are the mothers? Interrogating maternal mortality as a violation of the rights to life and health: A Nigerian and Ethiopian perspective
  • SEEGOBIN Krishna Sham
    The human rights implications of the ‘best loser system’ in Mauritius and prospect of reform
  • THEU Bright
    The law of self-determination (secession in perspective): Way forward after Kosovo and Southern Sudan
  •  ZARIFIS Ismene Nicole
    The realization of victims’ rights to reparations: Assessing the need for a comprehensive reparations program in Uganda

Class of 2008 - Topics

  • ANGULA Adda Kaone
    Partakers or spectators? An analysis of civil society participation in the formulation of environmental policy and legislation in Uganda
  • AVWOMAKPA Tareri
    A rights-based approach to indigenous minorities: Focus on the Urhobo and Ogoni peoples of the Niger Delta in Nigeria
  • BAREEBE Rosemary Ngabirano
    Alternative sentencing of parent offenders and implications on the rights of the child in Uganda’s criminal justice system
  • BIEGON Japheth Kiplangat
    The advent of unholy alliances? Coalition governments in the aftermath of disputed elections and electoral violence in Africa: A case study of Kenya
  • DINOKOPILA Bonolo Ramadi
    Beyond affiliate status: Extrapolating the participation of national human rights institutions in the Workings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • DLAMINI Dumsani
    The right to freedom of association in Swaziland: A critique
    Corruption, no rule of law, no democracy: Could separately elected attorneys general in a divided executive give Africa new hope?
  • GESSESSE Fasil
    A human rights approach to solving water conflicts over the use of trans-boundary rivers: Focus on the Nile Basin
  • HERSI Mohamed
    The possibilities of international prosecution against the former Somali military regime for human rights abuses in Somaliland from 1981 to 1991: Establishing individual criminal and civil responsibility under international law
  • IGWETA Rhoda
    The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the promotion and protection of prisoners’ rights: An analysis
  • JEGEDE Ademola Oluborode
    The African Union peace and security architecture: Can the Panel of the Wise make a difference?
  • JERE Victor
    The right to equality in the work place for persons with physical disabilities in Malawi: Does the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities offer any hope?
  • KAMARA Mohamed
    Law enforcement and human rights in post-conflict African societies. The case of Sierra Leone
  • LASSEKO Matilda
    Human rights implications of including services in economic partnership agreements: The case of banking services in Ghana
  • MAHAMAN Hadiza
    The use of human rights model to address the problem of health care and reproductive rights of women, most importantly victims of obstetric fistula in Africa
  • MANDLATE Aquinaldo
    Democracy in practice: Exploring parliamentary elections in Mozambique
  • MBANO Ngcimezile
    Whether it should be a legally enforceable duty to disclose one’s HIV status to a sexual partner: Critical analysis of Article 14(1)(e) of the African Women’s Protocol
  • MIAMINGI Remember
    Inclusion by exclusion? An assessment of the justiciability of socio-economic rights under the 2005 Interim National Constitution of The Sudan
  • MMBANDO Charles
    Towards the realisation of the right of access to justice: A comparative analysis of the legal aid schemes in Tanzania and Ghana
  • MUSARURWA Tazorora
    Creating sustainable democracy in Africa: An African supranational body for the effective supervision of elections in Africa
  • NCHALLA Benedict
    The impact of foreign direct investment on socio-economic rights of indigenous peoples: A case study of the Barabaig of Tanzania and the Basarwa of Botswana
  • OFEI Peace
    The International Criminal Court and the principle of complementarity: A comparison of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the situation in Darfur
  • OGBONNA Hilary
    Growing without poverty: The role of good governance and pro-poor growth in the realisation of socio-economic rights and human development in Africa
  • ONUORA-OGUNO Azubike
    Assessing the rights of the indigenous child to education- a case study of the Batwa in Uganda
  • PADUA Angela
    An analysis of African Union mechanisms for women participation in peace building and decision making after post conflict situations: The case of Mozambique and Rwanda
  • SHALE Itumeleng
    Who is watching who? Regulation of media and freedom of expression in Uganda: A critical analysis of the Press and Journalists Act 1995
  • SWART Sarah
    Unaccompanied minor refugees and the protection of their socio-economic rights under human rights law
  • TADEG Mensenbet
    The right to development as a normative framework for the human rights obligations of international financial institutions
  • TESSEMA Samuel
    Competition to attract foreign direct investment through tax Incentives as a threat for the realisation of socio-economic rights in Africa
  • UKUNI Clare
    Un-triggering the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court: The Ugandan referral of the situation concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda to the International Criminal Court
  • WICOMB Wilhelmina
    Testing the water while the house is on fire: A critical approach to the African Union conflict management system
  • ZELEZECK Serge
    Popular participation for disempowerment? Democratic constitution making in the context of African liberal democracy

Class of 2007 - Topics

  • ACHAN Patricia Okiria
    The internal displacement crisis in Africa: Implementation of national and international law on the child marriage phenomenon in Uganda
  • ADEGBOLA Ruth Esemeje
    Children’s rights in Africa: An appraisal of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights And Welfare of the Child
  • ADJOLOHOUN Horace Segnonna
    The ‘right to reparation’ as applied under the African Charter by Benin’s Constitutional Court
  • AKINTAYO Akinola Ebunolu
    The role of human rights lawyers in rights based approach to reduction of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • ALEMU Tikikel Tadele
    The African Charter on Democracy, Elections And Governance: A normative framework for analysing electoral democracy in Africa
  • BIZIMANA Syldie
    A critical analysis of the right to education for refugee children in Great Lakes: The case study of Burundi
  • CHABANE Polo Evodia
    Enforcement powers of national human rights institutions: A case study of Ghana, South Africa and Uganda
  • DIALA Chima Anthony
    Judicial activism in South Africa’s Constitutional Court: Minority protection or judicial illegitimacy?
  • DUBE Buhle Angelo
    Protection of the rights of persons living with disabilities under the African human rights system
  • GERALDO Geraldine
    Labour rights and free trade zones in Mozambique and Namibia: A crippling cocktail?
  • JANKA Dejene Girma
    The realization of the right to housing in Ethiopia
  • KAMAU Virginia Njeri
    Achieving sustainable development and indigenous rights in Africa: Tensions and prospects
  • KAMIDI Rino
    A legal response to child trafficking in Africa: A case study of South Africa and Benin
  • KAMUGISHA Grace Kazoba
    Exploring the legal implications of the trips trademark rules on the consumers’ right to health in Africa
  • LANDO Victor Okoth Ogwang
    Rethinking Kenya’s anti-corruption strategies: Lessons from Botswana
  • MAJA Innocent
    Towards the protection of minority languages in Africa
  • MILLYA James Kinyasi
    The impact of direct foreign and local investment on indigenous communities in East Africa: A case study of the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania
  • MWARIRI Gladys Wanjiru
    The impact of international trade and investment policies on the labour rights of export processing zones’ workers: The case of Kenya
  • NELDINJAYE Kameldy
    Challenging impunity in northern Uganda: the tension between amnesties and the principle of international criminal responsibility
  • ]NGUFOR FORKUM Polycarp
    Police corruption in Cameroon and Uganda: a comparative analysis
    Protection of children’s rights in peacekeeping missions: Analysis of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
  • RAMMULE Lorato
    International parental child abductions- remedial mechanisms within the African human rights system
  • SENGENDO Rosemary
    Exploring, understanding and finding solutions to the conflict in Northern Uganda through the African democratic audit
  • SHYLLON Ololade Olakitan
    The right to the return of african cultural heritage: A human rights perspective
  • SIMONSZ David Charles
    In search of international tort law: Civil liability of arms manufacturers for indirect sales to embargoed conflict zones
  • SINGIZA Douglas Karekona
    Exorcising the antiquity spirit of intolerance: possibilities and dilemmas of decriminalising sodomy laws in Uganda
  • TADESSE Mizanie Abate
    HIV testing from an African human rights system perspective: An analysis of the legal and policy framework of Botswana, Ethiopia and Uganda
  • TANOH Armand
    The role of the Peace and Security Council and the Assembly of Head of States and Government of the African Union in pursuit of democratisation in Africa

Class of 2006 - Topics

  • AMBANI John Osogo
    Oval slides in triangular spaces? Anchoring national human rights institutions in ‘tripartite’ Commonwealth Africa
  • AMOLLO Rebecca
    A critical reflection on the African Women's Protocol as a means to combat HIV/AIDS among women in Africa
  • BARIBONEKEZA Jean-Baptiste
    Political participation of refugees as a means to realize the right to repatriation: The search for a durable solution to the refugee problem in Africa
  • BECKLEY Jennifer Nellie
    Towards the realisation of the right to a fair hearing of child offenders in post-conflict Sierra Leone
  • BEKELE Eskedar Abebe
    Implications of ECOSOCC’s mandate for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa: Inquiry into the relationship between ECOSOCC and the human rights organs of the African Union
  • CONTEH Sonkita
    Inhibiting ‘progressive realisation’? The effect of privatisation on the right to water in Senegal and South Africa
  • EBOBRAH Solomon Tamarabrakemi
    Towards effective realisation of the right to a satisfactory environment in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A case for domestic horizontal application
  • ESOM Kenechukwu Chimobi
    Twice traumatised: Assessing the unaccompanied refugee child’s rights to family unity and reunification
  • HAMIDU Mariam
    The open-door approach to locus standi by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in respect of its non-state complaints procedure: In need of reform?
  • HANZI Roselyn
    Sexual abuse and exploitation of the girl child through cultural practices in Zimbabwe: A human rights perspective
  • HIRPO Sehen Bekele
    The Pan-African Parliament: Its promise for human rights and democracy in Africa
  • HUAMUSSE Luis Edgar Francisco
    The right of sexual minorities under the African human rights system
  • KUVEYA Lloyd
    The effectiveness and propriety of friendly settlements in the African regional system: A comparative analysis with the Inter-American and European regional systems
  • KWENDA Inonge
    Infrequent and inadequate reporting under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The African Peer Review Mechanism as a solution
  • MAINDI Grace Wakio
    The African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council: An evaluation of its mandate of facilitating civil society participation in the African Union
  • MASINGI Thabang
    Academic freedom in Africa: A case for the interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights as providing protection for the human right to academic freedom
  • MAVUNGU Phebe Clement
    For an effective implementation of reparation of the victims of gross and systematic human rights violations: The case study of Sierra Leone and lessons for the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • MBENGUE ELEKE Irene Desiree
    Effective reintegration of female child soldiers: Reality or rhetoric? Case study of Northern Uganda
  • MIRUGI-MUKUNDI Gladys Thitu
    The impact of corruption on governance: An appraisal of the practice of the rule of law in Kenya
  • MOTIKA Benjamin Jonas
    Towards effective implementation of children’s rights in Tanzania: Lessons and opportunities from Ghana and South Africa
  • MWANANYANDA Muleya Florence
    Fumbling under the veil: Access to information and democracy: The Zambian case
  • MWENIFUMBO Anganile Willie Amon
    Silver bullet or not?: The impact of agricultural biotechnology on the right to food in Africa
  • N'DRI Maurice Kouadio
    Critical analysis of victims’ rights before international criminal justice
  • OKELLO Edward Odhiambo
    Guaranteeing the independence of election management bodies in Africa: A study of the electoral commissions of Kenya and South Africa
  • RUBASHA Herbert
    Accommodating diversity: Is the doctrine of margin of appreciation as applied in the European Court of Human Rights relevant in the African human rights system?
  • SIDIBE Ibrahima
    Freedom of belief at the crossroad of civilisations, an Islamic perspective, and its impact on Africa: the cases of Egypt and Nigeria
  • THABANE Tebello
    Bridging the gap between de jure and de facto parliamentary representation of women in Africa: Lessons from Rwanda and South Africa
  • TSEGAY Tesfamicael Negash
    Accomplishments, shortcomings and challenges: Evaluation of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • TUMWINE William
    The role of public opinion in court decisions on the legality of the death penalty: A look at Uganda and South Africa
  • WAMUNYIMA Mbololwa
    Constitution making in Zambia: The need for a new perspective
  • WELDEHAIMANOT Simon Mebrahtu
    New architecture for the un human rights treaties monitoring mechanisms: Merging and partitioning the committees

Class of 2005 - Topics

  • ACIROKOP Prudence
    Pitied and then ignored: International response to the plight of children in armed conflict: The case of Uganda
  • AMPOFO-ANTI Okyerebea
    The impact of intra-party democracy on democratisation in Africa: A case study of Ghana
  • BADWAZA Yoseph Mulugeta
    Public interest litigation as practised by South African human rights NGOs: Any lessons for Ethiopia
  • BELAY Frenesh Tessema
    A critical analysis of the non-derogable rights in a state of emergency under the African system: The case of Ethiopia and Mozambique
  • BHOKE Chacha
    Genocide: A critical analysis of the Darfur conflict in Sudan
  • CHAMBO Janet Apelles
    The principle of non-refoulement in the context of refugee operation in Tanzania
  • CHINGORE Nyasha Constance
    Rethinking the right to vote: HIV/AIDS and its impact on electoral participation in sub-Saharan Africa
  • CHISALA Sarai Eunice
    Protecting traditional healing practices in Malawi: Are there lessons to be learnt from South Africa?
  • FERNANDEZ Joao Miguel
    Enforcement of international human rights law in domestic courts in Mozambique and Ghana
  • GABELA Zandile Sebenzile
    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) case as a model for the protection of the right to health in Africa, with particular reference to South Africa and Cameroon
  • MAPFUMO Tafadzwa
    Whither to, the judiciary in Zimbabwe? A critical analysis of the human rights jurisprudence of the Gubbay and Chidyausiku Supreme Court benches in Zimbabwe and comparative experiences from Uganda
  • MASEKO Thulani Rudolph
    The writing of a democratic constitution in Africa with reference to Swaziland and Uganda
  • MBARU Monica
    “Disabled women” and the right to work: The case of Kenya
  • MEZMUR Beyam Dawit
    Children at both ends of the gun: Towards a comprehensive legal approach to the problem of child soldiers in Africa
  • MUJUZI Jamil
    Safeguarding the right to freedom from torture in Africa: The Robben Island Guidelines
  • MUTANGI Tarisai
    Fact-finding missions or omissions: A critical analysis of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and lessons to be learnt from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
    The international human rights law as a source of law in the Burundian judicial system
  • NGARHODJIM Nadjita Francis
    Sub-regional integration and democratisation in Africa: Critically analysing the approach of the ECOWAS in West Africa
  • NKHATA Mwiza Jo
    The social trust and leadership roles: Revitalising duty bearer accountability in the protection of social and economic rights in Malawi and Uganda
  • NSABIMANA Christian Garuka
    The concept of power sharing in the Constitutions of Burundi and Rwanda
  • OBIOKOYE Iruoma Onyinye
    Eradicating delay in the administration of justice in African courts: A comparative analysis of South African and Nigerian courts
  • OBURA Ken Otieno
    Development as a human right: An examination of the right to development under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • OGUNDOKUN Ope Adetoro
    A human rights approach to combating corruption in Africa: Appraising the AU Convention using Nigeria and South Africa
  • OUMA Steve Odero
    Federalism as a peacemaking device in Sudan’s interim National Constitution
  • SAINE Marie Firdaus
    Protecting the rights of children in trouble with the law: A case study of South Africa and The Gambia
  • TCHOUMAVI Messelo Boris-Ephrem
    A critical assessment of the possible role of the African Union in Achieving the right to national and international peace and security in Africa
  • TRILLO DIAZ Liliana
    Protection of access to essential treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda from a human rights perspective

Class of 2004 - Topics

  • AFUBA Divine
    The enforcement of detainees´ rights in Africa: A comparative study between Cameroon and South Africa
  • ASUBIARO Omowumi Addressing child pornography via the Internet in Africa
  • CHARI Nyaradzo
    Reconceptualising prostitution: Placing prostitutes in Africa within the human rights discourse
  • CHETTY Maushami
    The reparation process: Does South Africa live up to its human rights obligations?
  • DIWOUTA TIKI Christele
    The place of women in the political sphere: A comparative study of Cameroon and South Africa
  • EBA Patrick
    ‘The sins of the saviours’: Formulating a comprehensive and effective response to violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed by ECOMOG peacekeepers\
  • FESSHA Yonatan
    Who interprets the constitution: A descriptive and normative discourse on the Ethiopian approach to constitutional review
    In search for direct corporate responsibility for human rights violations in Africa: Which way forward?
  • FOLEY Edmund
    Taking a critical look at conflict resolution and human rights from the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union
    The United Nations and the African Union in the prevention of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Africa: Lessons from Rwanda
  • HARRIS Isatou
    The protection of the right of women under the African human rights system in light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic:A case study of Mozambique
  • JACOBS Carmel
    New wine in old wineskins? Defining the role of the Women’s Protocol in the protection of widows’ inheritance rights: South Africa and Uganda in focus
  • KAPINDU Redson
    The role of poverty reduction strategies in advancing economic and social rights: Malawian and Ugandan experiences
  • KAYITARE Frank
    Respect of the right to a fair trial in indigenous African criminal justice systems: The case of Rwanda and South Africa
    Immunity from prosecution for genocide, crime against humanity and war crimes: the case of heads of state
  • MUGISHA Bernard
    The rights of women and children as internally displaced persons: The case of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • MUSILA Godfrey
    Whistling past the graveyard: Amnesty and the right to an effective remedy under the African Charter: The case of South Africa and Moçambique
  • MWANSA Abraham
    Election politics and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Comparing the 2001 elections in Zambia and Uganda
  • MWEBE Henry
    The impact of privatisation on socio-economic rights and services in Africa: The case of water privatisation in South Africa
  • MZIRAY Cheggy
    The right to peaceful assembly and demonstration in Tanzania: A comparative study with Ghana and South Africa
  • NAMUSOBYA Salima
    Helpless within borders: The case for adequate international human rights protection for IDPs in Northern Uganda and the Darfur region of Sudan
  • OYERO Rofiah
    An appraisal of the right to dignity of prisoners and detainees with disabilities: A case study of Ghana and Nigeria
  • SACCO Solomon
    A comparative study of the implementation in Zimbabwe and South Africa of the international law rules that allow compulsory licensing and parallel importation for HIV/AIDS drugs
  • SHADO Folusho
    The torn veil: Access to information as a tool for combating corruption with reference to Uganda
  • SOME Kounkine
    Governance assessment, a tool for human rights promotion: A critical look at the African Peer Review Mechanism
  • WARIS Attiya
    The freedom of the right to religion of minorities: A comparative case study between Kenya and Egypt
    Prosecution of grave violations of human rights in light of challenges of national courts and the International Criminal Court: The Congolese dilemma
  • YESHANEW Sisay
    Towards effective human rights education in Africa

Class of 2003 - Topics

    Truth commissions and the perpetuation of the culture of impunity in Africa: A case study of Ghana and South Africa
  • ANKUT Priscilla
    Balancing parental responsibility and state obligation in fulfilling the socio-economic rights of children under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
  • AYINLA Abiola
    The African Union (AU) human rights agenda: The panacea to the problem of non-compliance with human rights norms in Africa
  • BULTO Takele
    The efficacy of the state reporting procedure under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
    Christian Educational opportunities for the girl child in Africa: A necessary revisit of the discrimination factor with reference to Egypt, South Africa and Cameroon
  • DERSSO Solomon
    Institutionalising the right to self determination as a human right solution to the problems of ethnic conflict in Africa: The case of Ethiopia and South Africa
  • DUMBUYA Lansana
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post conflict Sierra Leone
  • EJAMI Amani
    The role of human rights non-governmental organizations in the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development
  • GETACHEW Tarikua
    Implementation of the right to food and the poverty reduction papers in perspective: The Ethiopian and the South Africa examples
  • KAGUONGO Warugurul
    Prisoners’ rights: The role of national human rights institutions in Africa
  • KAMASHAZI Donnah
    Dealing with rape as a human rights violation under Gacaca justice system
    An analysis of capital punishment in Uganda in light of international standards and comparable case law
  • LETSEBE Piet
    Providing for the independence of the judiciary in Africa: A quest for the protection of human rights
  • LIMANN Leda
    Widowhood rites and the rights of women in Africa: the Ugandan experience
    Reinvigorating women’s rights in Africa: The case for the special rapporteur and additional protocol
  • MACHAWIRA Terence
    The conduct of periodic elections in SADC: An epitome for democracy or a misnomer?
  • MAKANJE Revai
    Human rights monitoring in Africa: The African peer review and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • MATLAWE Isaac
    The impact of culture on the right of women to participate in public affairs: A comparative analysis of Swazi and Buganda Kingdoms
  • MBAZIRA Christopher
    The enforcement of socio-economic rights in the African human rights system: Drawing inspiration from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and South Africa’s evolving jurisprudence
  • MMUSINYANE Boitumelo
    Africa’s environmental protection challenge: Social responsibility and liability of non-state actors
  • OLUGBUO Benson
    Implementing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court domestically: A comparative analysis of strategies in Africa
  • OTHMAN Nimatalie
    The African Union and the right to peace and security
  • RAMAROSON Mianko
    The human right of HIV positive persons to non-discrimination in getting life insurance in South Africa
    The principle of universal jurisdiction as a tool of international criminal justice: Challenges for Africa
  • SNYMAN Gina
    Balancing the need to eradicate terrorism while safeguarding human rights: An assessment of the protection of human rights under measures adopted to combat terrorism
  • TAMUFOR Lindlyn
    Ensuring an effective compensation system for human rights violations by transnational corporations: A case study of apartheid South Africa
  • WACHIRA George
    Refugee status determination in Kenya and Egypt
    Prosecution of genocide at international and national courts

Class of 2002 - Topics

  • ASSEFA Simeneh
    The relationship between international human rights law and international human rights before the international tribunals
  • AULLO Julie
    The African Union and conflict management
  • BELLO Adeola
    The complementarity between the African Commission and the African Court
  • BIRHANU Fikremarkos
    Balancing the right of the accused with measures for protection of victims and witnesses in the international criminal tribunals: The case of the International Tribunal for Rwanda
  • BOJOSI Kealeboga
    A critical analysis of the death row phenomenon
  • BUADI George
    The legislature and good governance from a human rights perspective: A comparative study of Ghana and South Africa
  • CHABANE Paile
    Exploring the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to guarantee rights protected under Article 3 of the African Charter
  • CHENWI Lilian
    National human rights institutions: Comparative study of the national commissions of human rights in Cameroon and South Africa
  • CHRISTMAS Annette
    The legacy of AIDS: Mother Africa’s orphans: An analysis of the extent to which the South African and Ugandan governments have fulfilled their legal, socio-economic obligations to AIDS orphans
  • GADENYA Paul
    Realising the right to an adequate standard of living through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development
  • HLATSHWAYO Sizakele
    The impact of the cultural practices on the advancement of women in Africa: A study of Swaziland and South Africa
  • HOUNGBEDJI Bienvenu
    Cooperation of African states with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
  • IRURA Rachel
    Trafficking of women and children in West Africa: Ghana, a case study
  • KAIME Thokozani
    The protection of children from child labour within SADC: Human rights challenges of the regional integration initiative
  • KATUSHABE Justin
    Justice, truth and reconciliation under Rwandan domestic courts: Specific reference to the traditional Gacaca courts
  • KIFLE Daniel
    The international criminal court and the national courts: The principle of complementarity
    Moving away from the exclusive reliance on the human rights discourse: Towards sustainable and consolidated democracy in Africa
    Discrimination against women in traditional land tenure system – case study of Zimbabwe and Ghana
  • MATAKALA Lungowe
    Widows in Africa at the crossroads of customary inheritance law and human rights in Africa: The case of Cameroonian and Zambian women
  • MAZHUDE Martha
    Reconciling domestic labour practices with international standards: A critical look at child labour practices in Zimbabwe and Ghana
  • MOHAMED Sanaty
    Le droit a la vie dans les pays Musulmans d’Afrique
  • MOOKI Mmatsie
    A critical evaluation of the Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women
  • MUGAMBE Lydia
    The exceptions to patent rights under the WTO-TRIPs agreement: Where is the right to health guaranteed?
  • MULUGETA Allehone
    Emerging rights language and community knowledge discourse in Africa’s biodiversity protection regime: A case study
    The jurisprudential contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to the development of international humanitarian and human rights law
  • NYAKI Gloria
    Response mechanisms to the sexual violence in refugee camps: Case study of Kibondo Refugee Camps, Tanzania
  • ODONGO Godfrey
    Making non-state actors accountable for violations of socio-economic rights: A case study of transnational corporations in the African context
  • SHUMBA Gabriel
    International standards and the 2000/2 elections in Zimbabwe and Ghana: A critique
  • STEYN Magrietha
    The African Charter: Rights, obligations and responsibilities in the context of HIV/AIDS
  • STONE Lee
    The cultural relativism/universalism debate revisited: Female genital mutilation in Africa

Class of 2001 - Topics

    Gender violence in conflict situations: The case of abductions of women and children in Sudan
  • AMARAL Leopoldo
    Access to the Africa Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Comparative analysis with the Inter-American and European human rights systems
    Strengthening women’s legislative participation in a democratic Africa: A comparative analysis of implementation of international and regional norms on political rights of women by Ghana and South Africa
  • BRIJLALL Aarti
    Humanitarian intervention under the auspices of the African Union: A solution to the human rights violations in Africa?
  • CHINAMASA Manfred
    The Human right to land in Zimbabwe: The legal and extra-legal resettlement processes
  • CHIRWA  Danwood
    A critical analysis of penalties of the international criminal justice system: A case study of ICTY and the ICTR
  • DANIEL Kobina
    Amnesty as a tool of transitional justice: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in profile
  • DAUSAB Yvonne
    Rape and related sexual offences in conflict situations: An examination of existing protection mechanisms at the international level: An African perspective
  • DOCTOR  Mashabane
    Addressing historic and past injustices and imbalances in land ownership in South Africa: An evaluation of the restitution of land rights process
  • GUMEDZE Sabelo
    The relationship between the African Court and the African Commission
    Comparative study of common thematic special rapporteurs of the UN Commission on Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • JOHN Christina
    Transitional justice in the DRC: Dealing with gross human rights violations committed during the conflict
  • LOUW Lirette
    Hate speech in Africa: Formulating an appropriate legal response for a racially and ethnically divided continent with special reference to South Africa and Rwanda
  • MAZENGERA Shenard
    Making human rights of the poor people practical in Malawi through a rights based approach to development
  • MTULYA Fahamu
    Human rights and investment in Tanzania: The case study of land rights
  • MUGISHA Robert
    The legal response to the 1994 Rwanda genocide: A critical analysis of international and national responses
  • MUSUNGU Fredrick
    The right to health in the global economy: Reading human rights obligations in the patent regime of the WTO-TRIPs agreement
  • NGONJI Eric
    The possible impact of the International Criminal Court on human rights in Africa
  • OLENASHA William
    The enforcement of environmental rights: A case study of the new South African constitutional dispensation
  • OLOWU  Oladejo
    Socio-economic rights in Africa: A critical evaluation of legal protection mechanisms and implementation strategies
  • OSEGA  Julius
    Transitional justice in Rwanda – A case study of fair trial process
  • PHIRI  Ngaitila
    The contribution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to the development and enforcement of international humanitarian law in Africa
  • SAMBA Miatta
    The proposed Special Court for Sierra Leone and human rights: A comparison with other ad hoc tribunals
  • SIDALI Ahmed
    Globalisation and peoples’ right to self-determination: Case study of Western Sahara
    The right to vote and its implementation in Uganda
  • TIBA Firew
    Protection of human rights under Ethiopian federalism and the challenges of legal pluralism
    Female genital mutilation in Eritrea: How best can it be eradicated?
  • YILLAH Ibrahim
    Towards a human rights approach to refugee protection in Africa

Class of 2000 (The Pioneers) - Topics

    An analysis of the individual communications mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • ABERRA Rakeb
    Modern enslavement of women: Legal redress for trafficking in domestic workers in Africa
  • BAIDEN Ekow
    Litigating socio-economic rights in Ghana
  • BAIMU Evarist
    The challenges of implementing the right to education of children with disabilities in Africa: The case study of South Africa
  • CHARM Abdullai
    The importance of the domestic protection and promotion of human rights: An examination of the Uganda judiciary and Human Rights Commission since 1995
  • DIHEMO Nono
    A critical analysis of state reporting under the ACHPR
  • DUKHI Aruna
    The impact of HIV/AIDS on the rights of AIDS orphans in South Africa – A human rights perspective
  • EL MOBASHER Tahani
    The Advisory Council for Human Rights as a tool for promoting and protecting human rights in Sudan
    Justice and social reconstruction in the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda: An evaluation of the possible role of the Gacaca tribunals
    Using international human rights commissions in augmenting the international and regional mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights
  • KAFUMBA Stephen
    A study of the application of the doctrine of margin of appreciation in the African human rights system
  • KAFUMBE Anthony
    Property rights of customary law wives in domestic relations: A study of the Fanti (Ghana) and Baganda (Uganda)
  • KANZIRA Helen
    The independence of national human rights commissions in Africa: A comparative study of the CHRAJ, UHRC and SAHRC
  • KARANI Sheila
    Towards strengthening the regional protection of women’s rights in Africa: An analysis of the proposed “Draft Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa” and the “Draft OAU Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Harmful Practices Affecting the Fundamental Human Rights of Women and Girls”
  • KINDIKI Kithure
    Humanitarian intervention: An investigation of its legality and application to internal conflicts in Africa
    International justice for African women caught in armed conflict: The case study of the ICTR and the promise of the ICC
    The independence of national human rights institutions: A comparative study of the Ugandan and South African human rights commissions
  • MUKAMUGEMA Florence
    The role of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting crimes of sexual violence committed against Rwandese women in the 1994 Rwanda genocide
  • MWALIMU  Ummy
    The socio-economic rights of refugees in Africa: Special focus on children
  • NDHLOVU Hope
    The judiciary in the promotion and protection of human rights: A look at the Zambian and Ugandan experiences
  • NKWA Jean Pierre
    Corruption and its effects on human rights in Africa
  • NOUKPO Sena
    Investigating the independence of national human rights institutions in Africa: Case study of Benin and South Africa
  • NSIBIRWA Martin
    Realising the right of children in South Africa to be protected against exploitative child labour
    The impact of import liberalization on the fundamental human right to work: A case study of textiles, clothing and motor vehicle sub-sectors of the manufacturing sector in South Africa and Ghana
    Holistic Overview: Enhancing international election observations in Africa


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