Protection of Children Deprived of their Family Environment: The Right to Alternative Care in Tanzania

OPINION Veronica Buchumi 27 November 2020 The importance of a family environment for a child A loving, happy, and understanding family environment is all a child could wish and need for full and harmonious development of his or her personality. Ideally, all children deserve and ought to grow up in the care of their biological…

International Day of the Child

COMMENT Prof. Fareda Banda 20 November 2020 In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, the protagonist, a Black girl explains how she no longer believes in God because he had failed to answer her fervent and heartfelt prayers for him to give her blue eyes.[1] For her, blue eye, like those of the ubiquitous white dolls,…

Presidential Elections in Kenya and Malawi – The Importance of Ballot Rigging

ANALYSIS Laura Radzey 13 November 2020 The right to vote is fundamental for any democratic state. Yet simply holding elections is not sufficient if the standards of free, fair and democratic elections are not implemented. The consequences of electoral manipulation can be very well seen in the cases of the presidential elections in Kenya (2017)…

Tourism-related land rights conflicts in Namibia – the Etosha Case: Tsumib v. Government of the Republic of Namibia

COMMENT Lisa Strube 6 November 2020 Nowadays, it is undisputed that tourism does not only bring positive aspects. Specifically in countries of the Global South, the tourism sector often hides a high potential for conflicts. Imbalanced power relations between the individual actors are the dark side of the travel industry and often lead to human…

Climate Justice in the Global South

The Chair of African Legal Studies hosted a Seminar on Climate Justice in the Global South. Watch the lectures of leading experts from around the Globe! Part 1: International Institutional Arrangements on Climate Change – Dr. Stephen Turner  Part 2: International Legal Frameworks on Climate Change – Prof. Philippe Cullet Part 3: The African Union…