Ethics of Basic Human Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Great Lakes Region of Sub-Saharan Africa: Philosophical and Theological Reflections

Msoka, Gabriel A (2005) Ethics of Basic Human Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Great Lakes Region of Sub-Saharan Africa: Philosophical and Theological Reflections. PhD thesis, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

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Abstract

For decades, post independent Africa has been marked by unprecedented conflicts, violence, and civil wars. Most African countries attained independence from foreign rule in the 1960's. Despite this achievement, many countries of the Great Lakes Region of Sub-Saharan Africa such as Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R. Congo), Uganda, Somalia, and Sudan continue to experience political instability and economic stagnation. The factors that contribute to this situation are multi-faceted: tribalism and/or ethnocentricity, the Cold War and colonial legacy, poor leadership and governance, race as well as religion. The resulting strife has led to forced migrations and humanitarian catastrophe, leaving thousands of civilians as refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: the nature and scope of the humanitarian crises of refugees and internally displaced persons (idps) in the great lakes region of sub-saharan africa, the root causes of refugees and idps in the great lakes region of sub-saharan africa, an evaluative analysis of the response to the humanitarian crises in the great lakes region of sub-saharan africa: legal and moral criteria, responding to the humanitarian crises of refugees and idps in the great lakes region of sub-saharan africa, the ethics of basic human rights, a philosophical assessment of the interpretation of human rights in international refugee law and public policy in the great lakes region of sub-saharan africa, the theological justification of basic human rights, toward a liberation ethic of public policy for refugees and idps in the great lakes region of sub-saharan africa,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Africana
Afro-Christiana
Depositing User: JHI Africa
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 12:59
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 13:45
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/35

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