This book deals with the prospects for peaceful change, human rights and state-building in the Horn of Africa. There are few regions in the world that are more in need of peace and human security, yet prospects are threatened by numerous sources of conflict: the incomplete Sudan peace process: the still unresolved dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea; the lack of a state in Somalia; and the ongoing conflict between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army.
The authors try to address root causes to internal and regional conflicts in the Horn and assess prospects for peace and human security against the backdrop of monumental development challenges. Most of the contributions are based on a symposium held in Bergen at the occasion of the annual Thorolf Rafto Prize for Human Rights on 30 October, 2003. The book is published in cooperation with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights
Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals, and Courts. International Human Rights
Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights
Samia El Nagar, Liv Tønnessen
What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago
Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa
Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang
Political Studies, first published online: December 1, 2017
Interventions for the abandonment of child marriage in Sudan
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar