Litigating Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Africa: Potentials, challenges and limitations

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Gilbert, J. 2017. Litigating Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Africa: Potentials, challenges and limitations. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 66 (3), pp. 657-686.
AuthorsGilbert, J.
Abstract

Adopting a comparative analysis, this article examines some of the recent cases of litigation which have focused on indigenous peoples’ rights across the African continent. The aim is to explore the potentials but also the challenges and limitations of litigation as a tool for supporting the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa. The article explores to what extent an African jurisprudence is emerging from these cases on issues that are essential to indigenous peoples such as non-discrimination, self-identification, land rights and development. It also focuses on the practical issues that arise with engaging with litigation to explore to what extent it could contribute to the legal empowerment of some of the most marginalised communities in Africa.

JournalInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly
Journal citation66 (3), pp. 657-686
ISSN0020-5893
1471-6895
Year2017
PublisherCambridge University Press for British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1017/S0020589317000203
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020589317000203
Publication dates
Online15 Jun 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Jan 2017
Accepted09 Jan 2017
Accepted09 Jan 2017
Copyright informationThis is an author’s accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in a revised form in International and Comparative Law Quarterly [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589317000203]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © British Institute of International and Comparative Law
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