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The Art of Human Rights

Commingling Art, Human Rights and the Law in Africa

Editors: Adeola, R., Nyarko, M.G., Okeowo, A., Viljoen, F. (Eds.)

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  • Critically reflects upon the intersection of human rights law and the arts
  • Highlights the use of arts including music, movies, literature, photography among others
  • Focuses on the importance of arts in African expression as a way to advance change
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This book highlights the use of art in human rights, specifically within Africa. It advances an innovative pattern of thinking that explores the intersection between art and human rights law. In recent years, art has become an important tool for engagement on several human rights issues. In view of its potency, and yet potential to be a danger when misused, this book seeks to articulate the use of arts in the human rights discourse in its different forms. Chapters cover how music, photography, literature, photojournalism, soap opera, commemorations, sculpting and theatre can be used as an expression of human rights. This book demonstrates how arts have become a formidable expression of thoughts and a means of articulating reality in a form that simplifies truth and congregates resolve to advance change.


About the authors

Romola Adeola is a Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (South Africa). She holds a doctorate in law, has consulted extensively for African governments on human rights and has served as an expert for various organisations including the African Union.  She lectures human rights law with specific interests in areas of human rights law and policy.

Michael Gyan Nyarko is a legal practitioner and researcher at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (South Africa). His experience has largely been in the areas of human rights and democratisation in Africa, implementation/impact of human rights treaties, litigation before African regional and sub-regional human rights courts and treaty bodies.

Adebayo Okeowo is an Advocacy Coordinator at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is responsible for developing effective strategies used in campaigning and advocating for specific human rights issues. He engages in activities which seek to enhance the human rights work being carried out by the Centre for Human Rights through its various programme areas.

Frans Viljoen is Director of the Centre for Human Rights in Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is also the Academic Coordinator of the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa), presented by the Centre in collaboration with twelve partner law faculties across Africa, including the University of the Western Cape. He has been involved in advocacy and training in and on the African regional human rights system, and published widely on international human rights law.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Arts, Human Rights and the Law in Africa: An Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Adeola, Romola (et al.)

  • Critical Pedagogy of International Legal Education in Africa: An Exploration of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Music

    Pages 7-22

    Fagbayibo, Babatunde

  • Photographic Silhouettes and Human Rights in Africa: Confronting and Deterring Female Genital Mutilation in Aida Silvestri’s Unsterile Clinic

    Pages 23-44

    Magnusen, Kaia L.

  • Literature and Human Rights in Africa: Making a Case for a Trauma-Sensitive Approach in Proving Persecution in Asylum Processes through Adichie’s The American Embassy

    Pages 45-55

    Adeola, Romola

  • Photojournalism and Human Rights in Africa: Stories from the Field

    Pages 57-68

    Elshamy, Mohammed

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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Human Rights
Book Subtitle
Commingling Art, Human Rights and the Law in Africa
Editors
  • Romola Adeola
  • Michael Gyan Nyarko
  • Adebayo Okeowo
  • Frans Viljoen
Series Title
Arts, Research, Innovation and Society
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30102-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30102-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30101-9
Series ISSN
2626-7683
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 152
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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