Joan Mbagwu (PhD)


This study examined the principles of human rights and the implications of violation and protection, especially in Africa. This study established the fact that there are strong links between peace and human right protection and conflict and human rights violation.  Also, the study showed the importance of consideration for human rights values in the development and how the United Nations is pushing for human right protections in their programs, especially in post conflict reconstruction. Instances of violations and the consequences in Africa were identified, including the use of International Criminal Courts in the cases of Sierra Leone and Rwanda. Even, the history of genocide was traced and the efforts of the UN to cub impunity through the Responsibility to Protect mechanism. This study went ahead to make recommendations on the need to respect human rights laws for sustainable peace, and avoid conditions that make genocide possible. 

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