Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa
Reviews and Awards
"Professor Moore is the first author who has looked to the African continent to explore international humanitarian law in a comparative context. Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa is a tour de force. Exploring the strikingly different cases of Uganda, Sierra Leone and Burundi, Professor Moore artfully weaves together lessons that each of these cases offer for international humanitarian law. Just as important, her lucid prose makes this book accessible to experts in the field and lay readers alike, offering an important window to three important cases of conflict and post-conflict justice that are too often overlooked."
--Joel H. Samuels, Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director, Rule of Law Collaborative, University of South Carolina
"Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa promises to fill a genuinely gaping hole in terms of a basic reference book for scholars and practitioners alike. It achieves this on account of its comprehensive reach, contextualized approach, and topical nature of its case studies. Jennifer Moore, in one fell swoop, packs it all, in one, neat, logical, user-friendly intellectual kit."
--Khoti Chilomba Kamanga, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam
"Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa is an ambitious book, which makes a compelling argument that durable peace with justice is possible - even in the aftermath of brutal armed conflicts. It will be of interest to anyone searching for a conceptual understanding of international law norms relevant to periods of armed and post-conflict. But perhaps, more importantly, Humanitarian Law should be required reading for anyone who wants to read a persuasive argument that a better world is possible."
--Karen Musalo, Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, University of California-Hastings College of the Law
"Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa is an excellent exposé of humanitarian law in action. It is compelling and a must-read for academics, humanitarian workers and others interested in international law as the book makes an important contribution, to conflict, peace and law studies in Africa."
--Ibrahim George, Officer in Charge, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Freetown, Sierra Leone