Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.
Constitutionalism, ethnicity and minority rights in Africa: a legal appraisal from the Great Lakes region Dr Jeremie Gilbert (Middlesex University)
Time: 5pm, 22 May 2013
Location: Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development – QEH, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
The last decade has witnessed a constitutional revival in Africa, with several countries adopting new constitutions. Several of these constitutions have been adopted following serious ethnic tensions, especially in the Great Lakes region. Because of the nature of the ethnic conflicts which were rooted in the repression of minority communities, the new constitutional frameworks regarding ethnicity and minority rights are going to be extremely significant for the peace and stability of the region.
By analysing the recently adopted constitutions of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this presentation will examine the extent to which some of the most recently adopted constitutions of the continent are addressing, or not, the rights of the most marginalised minority communities. By focusing on the Great Lakes region, this presentation wishes to explore why there is still a general reluctance towards the recognition of minority rights in most African constitutions.
Public Seminar Series
Evidence about torture in the UK asylum system Dr Toby Kelly (University of Edinburgh) http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/evidence-about-torture-in-the-uk-asylum-system
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2013
Tracks Across Sand: the dispossession of the ‡Khomani San of the southern Kalahari Professor Hugh Brody (University of the Fraser Valley)
The deportation of unaccompanied minors from the EU: family-tracing and government accountability in the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) project http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/erpum-workshop
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