The Right to Self–determination and Individual rights in the Era of Decolonization in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of UNESCO.
KeywordHuman rights, Individual rights, Group rights, Inequality, Self-determination, Decolonization, Sub-Saharan Africa
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AbstractThis paper examines the conceptual origins of individual rights that shaped the UN and UNESCO model of human rights and the origins of group rights as they emerged in the post–colonial era to challenge inequality. It argues that the idea of rights to self determination, associated initially with decolonization in Africa based on equal statehood status in international relations, has, since decolonization, reinvigorated the promotion of group or peoples’ rights as a framework for challenging poverty and inequality, including access or rights to development.
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CitationMorvaridi B (2011) The Right to Self–determination and Individual rights in the Era of Decolonization in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of History Research, 10(1): 19–35.
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