III Regions, I Africa and Arabia, 17 Africa
James Thuo Gathii
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- History of international law — State practice — Sovereignty
In this chapter, I trace the two major trends in thinking about Africa's engagement with international law from a historical perspective—‘contributionists’ who emphasize Africa's contributions to international law on the one hand, and critical theorists who examine Africa's subordination in its international relations as a legacy that is traceable to international law, on the other.1 For contributionists such as Taslim Elias Olawale (hereinafter Elias), one time Judge of the International Court of Justice, ‘inter-civilizational participation in the process of...