By Abdulqawi Yusuf
The African Yearbook of overseas legislations presents an highbrow discussion board for the systematic research and medical dissection of problems with foreign legislation as they observe to Africa, in addition to Africa’s contribution to the innovative improvement of overseas legislation. It contributes to the promoting, reputation of and appreciate for the rules of overseas legislations, in addition to to the encouragement of the instructing, learn, dissemination and wider appreciation of overseas legislations in Africa. a transparent articulation of Africa’s perspectives at the quite a few points of overseas legislation in line with the current realities of the continent in addition to on Africa’s civilization, tradition, philosophy and heritage will definitely give a contribution to a greater knowing between international locations. The African Yearbook of foreign legislations performs a massive function in interpreting the tensions underlying the nation in Africa, and by way of laying off extra mild at the factors of the fragility of African country associations which will facilitate the identity of acceptable treatments. the stress and interrelationships between matters comparable to territorial integrity, self decision, ethnic range and nation-building are regularly addressed. improvement, human rights and democratization in Africa also are topic of constant realization and exam.
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In a position paper issued on 24 October 2002, Nigeria declares that the judgment did not consider “fundamental facts” about the Nigerian inhabitants of the territory, whose “ancestral homes” the ICJ has now adjudged to be in Cameroonian territory. reut/) (reporting that Nigerian troops went on high alert before the ruling in the southeastern garrison town of Ikang, on the Cameroon border to the north of the peninsula and that Obasanjo convened an extraordinary meeting of local state governors and former heads of state in the capital Abuja on 10 October 2002, to discuss the security implications of the ruling).
267. It further asserts that peaceful settlement had remained Nigeria’s option up till late 1991 when the government decided to publish a new national map indicating Nigeria’s claim line in respect of the Bakassi Peninsula; see id. 46 Nsongurua J. 156 Any armed confrontation over Bakassi will open the floodgate to the ruthless economic exploitation that goes with international politics, an experience that neither country can afford. Nigeria, for example, is a country in transition, after the military rule that made the country a pariah in the comity of nations.
By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development”). Almost all international lawyers agree that self-determination is a jus cogens, that is, a peremptory norm of international law from which no derogation is permitted. , supra note 81, Art. 53. Note, however, that while some jurists ground jus cogens in either convention or custom, other publicists would only accept custom and general principles of law as possible sources.
African Yearbook of International Law 2002 Annuaire Africain De Droit International 2002 (African Yearbook of International Law (Annuaire Africain de Droit in) by Abdulqawi Yusuf