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Ebenezer Durojaye (ed.), Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Ebenezer Durojaye (ed.), Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects BOOK REVIEW ­ CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE TANIA ABBIATE Ebenezer Durojaye (ed.), Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects (Ashgate, 2015), 302 pages, £80 ISBN: 9781472468673. The volume Litigating the Right to Health in Africa tackles the issue of social rights litigation which ­ particularly in the Global South ­ has already been around for some time and has promoted the emergence of a flourishing literature. Despite the fact that the issue is abundantly studied, the rationale of the volume is that, to date, comparative research has paid little attention to the specific issue of health rights litigation, and therefore it aims at being innovative by filling an existing gap. After an introduction pointing out the relevance of health rights litigation in Africa, the volume is articulated in three parts: Part I is dedicated to the normative framework on the right to health (Chapters 1­2); Part II contains country-specific case studies (Chapters 3­9); and Part III deals with a comparative regional study (Chapters 10­11). The country-specific cases cover different African regions (Central Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa and East Africa), offering a quite broad snapshot of the current judicial development. Social rights litigation is particularly developed in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Ebenezer Durojaye (ed.), Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2016
Subject
Book Review – Critique Bibliographique; African Studies
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2016.0176
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Abstract

BOOK REVIEW ­ CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE TANIA ABBIATE Ebenezer Durojaye (ed.), Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects (Ashgate, 2015), 302 pages, £80 ISBN: 9781472468673. The volume Litigating the Right to Health in Africa tackles the issue of social rights litigation which ­ particularly in the Global South ­ has already been around for some time and has promoted the emergence of a flourishing literature. Despite the fact that the issue is abundantly studied, the rationale of the volume is that, to date, comparative research has paid little attention to the specific issue of health rights litigation, and therefore it aims at being innovative by filling an existing gap. After an introduction pointing out the relevance of health rights litigation in Africa, the volume is articulated in three parts: Part I is dedicated to the normative framework on the right to health (Chapters 1­2); Part II contains country-specific case studies (Chapters 3­9); and Part III deals with a comparative regional study (Chapters 10­11). The country-specific cases cover different African regions (Central Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa and East Africa), offering a quite broad snapshot of the current judicial development. Social rights litigation is particularly developed in

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2016

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