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SADC - en människorättsligt tandlös organisation? En fallstudie av SADC:s politiska kapacitet att ge upprättelse till landreformens offer i Zimbabwe

Denward, Carl LU (2010) MRSA21 20082
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
This thesis examines the humanitarian situation that has unfolded in Zimbabwe during the ZANU-PF fast track land reform. It attempts to; 1) analyze whether the SADC has the necessary political capacity to redress the Zimbabwean human rights victims during the land reform. In order to do this it seeks to; 2) determine whether the land reform is in breach with the SADC Treaty and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. To conduct the analysis, the thesis uses SADC Tribunal verdicts, studies conducted by humanitarian organizations and research within the sphere of human rights, development and international relations studies. The thesis concludes that the fast track land reform is in breach with the SADC Treaty, and that there is... (More)
This thesis examines the humanitarian situation that has unfolded in Zimbabwe during the ZANU-PF fast track land reform. It attempts to; 1) analyze whether the SADC has the necessary political capacity to redress the Zimbabwean human rights victims during the land reform. In order to do this it seeks to; 2) determine whether the land reform is in breach with the SADC Treaty and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. To conduct the analysis, the thesis uses SADC Tribunal verdicts, studies conducted by humanitarian organizations and research within the sphere of human rights, development and international relations studies. The thesis concludes that the fast track land reform is in breach with the SADC Treaty, and that there is currently no political capacity within the SADC to handle the Zimbabwe situation. The lack of political capacity is due to the lack of determination in the South African silent diplomacy towards Zimbabwe. South Africa is the most powerful actor within the SADC community, which will not engage in any kind of intervention unless it receives the South African Governments’ blessing. The result is a regional organization which is unable to properly address the land reform victims or the democratic shortcomings in Zimbabwe. (Less)
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Denward, Carl LU
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MRSA21 20082
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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keywords
Robert Mugabe, Intervention, Regional Organizations, Zimbabwe, SADC, Land Reform, SADC Tribunal
language
Swedish
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1653301
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2011-02-22 16:45:44
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the humanitarian situation that has unfolded in Zimbabwe during the ZANU-PF fast track land reform. It attempts to; 1) analyze whether the SADC has the necessary political capacity to redress the Zimbabwean human rights victims during the land reform. In order to do this it seeks to; 2) determine whether the land reform is in breach with the SADC Treaty and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. To conduct the analysis, the thesis uses SADC Tribunal verdicts, studies conducted by humanitarian organizations and research within the sphere of human rights, development and international relations studies. The thesis concludes that the fast track land reform is in breach with the SADC Treaty, and that there is currently no political capacity within the SADC to handle the Zimbabwe situation. The lack of political capacity is due to the lack of determination in the South African silent diplomacy towards Zimbabwe. South Africa is the most powerful actor within the SADC community, which will not engage in any kind of intervention unless it receives the South African Governments’ blessing. The result is a regional organization which is unable to properly address the land reform victims or the democratic shortcomings in Zimbabwe.},
  author       = {Denward, Carl},
  keyword      = {Robert Mugabe,Intervention,Regional Organizations,Zimbabwe,SADC,Land Reform,SADC Tribunal},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {SADC - en människorättsligt tandlös organisation? En fallstudie av SADC:s politiska kapacitet att ge upprättelse till landreformens offer i Zimbabwe},
  year         = {2010},
}