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dc.contributor.authorEtone, Damianen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-06T00:02:39Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-06T00:02:39Z-
dc.date.issued2018-06en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31099-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the themes emerging from the engagement of African states with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council. The underlying principles of universality, cooperation and dialogue that guide the review have given African states a renewed sense of engagement with the international human rights institution. Despite the universality of the process, regionalism and cultural relativism are important aspects in the engagement of African states with the UPR mechanism. This article considers the extent to which regionalism and cultural relativism may prevent UPR from acting as an effective mechanism for human rights enforcement. It examines the potential for UPR to complement other national, regional and international human rights mechanisms, and the danger of state ritualism. These have ramifications for the extent to which UPR can achieve its goal of improving the human rights situation on the ground in Africa.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_UK
dc.relationEtone D (2018) African States: Themes Emerging from the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review. Journal of African Law, 62 (2), pp. 201-223. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0021855318000128en_UK
dc.rightsThis article has been published in a revised form in Journal of African Law https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855318000128. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © SOAS, University of London 2018.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectAfricaen_UK
dc.subjectUniversal Periodic Reviewen_UK
dc.subjectregionalismen_UK
dc.subjectcultural relativismen_UK
dc.subjectcomplementarityen_UK
dc.subjectritualismen_UK
dc.titleAfrican States: Themes Emerging from the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Reviewen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s0021855318000128en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of African Lawen_UK
dc.citation.issn1464-3731en_UK
dc.citation.issn0021-8553en_UK
dc.citation.volume62en_UK
dc.citation.issue2en_UK
dc.citation.spage201en_UK
dc.citation.epage223en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderThe University of Adelaideen_UK
dc.citation.date28/05/2018en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationStaffordshire Universityen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000452127900002en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85047451668en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1489505en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-4704-955Xen_UK
dc.date.accepted2017-09-12en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-05-05en_UK
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