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Human Rights 365 – every day is a human rights day
This year’s Human Rights Day theme, Human Rights 365, stressed the importance of recognizing every day as a human rights day. It highlighted the key principle that human rights are for everyone, everywhere, and at all times. Human rights defenders worldwide have posted their messages on the video sharing platform Vine to celebrate the event. The UN Secretary-General has called for everyone to speak out and denounce authorities who deny the rights to any person on the basis of class, opinion or sexual orientation. Ban Ki-moon said: “Everyone can advance the struggle against injustice, intolerance and extremism.”

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Detecting corruption and evaluating programs to control it: some lessons for MENA
J.B. Nugent / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
This paper examines the seriousness of corruption in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as a whole as well in individual countries of it, identifying both various determinants of corruption and possible policies to control...
The Nativist Revolution and dvelopment conundrums in Zimbabwe
S. Ndlovu-Gatsheni / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2006
The neo-liberal perspective wrongly reduces the crisis in Zimbabwe to a mere problem of governance and traces the genesis of that crisis to the year 2000, ignoring earlier antecedents that are equally significant. The fatal flaw in th...
South Africa’s peacekeeping role in Burundi: challenges and opportunities for future peace missions
African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2007
The peaceful resolution of Africa’s conflicts is one of the cornerstones of South Africa’s foreign policy. It is intended to create a better South Africa, Africa, and world. South Africa was formally drawn into the Burundi...
Moving towards inclusive urban adaptation: approaches to integrating community-based adaptation to climate change at city and national scale
International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
Adaptation to climate change in urban areas presents a complex challenge. Consequently, approaches to urban adaptation should be both multilevel and multidimensional. Community-based adaptation (CBA) presents an opportunity for local-...
Enhancing competition in a post-revolutionary Arab context: does the Turkish experience provide any lessons?
I. Atiyas / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to explore the possible role of the regulatory environment in enhancing competition in the post-revolutionary Arab societies, drawing on the experience of Turkey in the last decade. The paper states...
Dangers of splitting a fragile rentier state: getting it right in Southern Sudan
K. Omeje / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2010
The anticipated January 2011 independence referendum in Southern Sudan with its possibility of inaugurating a new state in Africa has engaged and excited local, regional and international attention in recent time. It is not surprising...
The complexity of applying UN Resolution 1325 in post conflict reintegration processes: The case of Northern Uganda
G. Maina / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2011
The United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 calls on all actors involved to address the special needs of women and girls during rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction. This study endeavours to anal...
A pocket of stability: understanding Somaliland
D.R. Forti / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2011
On 18 May 2011 the self-proclaimed and unrecognised state of Somaliland celebrated its twentieth year of de facto independence from the Somali Republic. Emerging after the collapsed Siad Barre regime in 1991, Somaliland has developed ...
Mediating a convoluted conflict: South Africa’s approach to the inter-party negotiations in Zimbabwe
L. Mhandara; A. Pooe / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2013
In the late 1990s, Zimbabwe became trapped in a ditch of multifaceted crises that were pronounced in the contest for political power between the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the opposition Movem...
Perpetuation of instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: When the Kivus sneeze, Kinshasa catches a cold
J. Muraya; J. Ahere / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2014
The current instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can be traced back to late former President Mobutu Sese Seko’s rule during the late 1980s. The country’s economic depression was exacerbated by the end ...
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