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A People Betrayed-The Darfur Crisis And International Law: Rethinking Westphalian Sovereignty In The 21st Century, Jackson N. Maogoto, Kithure Kindiki Jan 2007

A People Betrayed-The Darfur Crisis And International Law: Rethinking Westphalian Sovereignty In The 21st Century, Jackson N. Maogoto, Kithure Kindiki

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto

This Article uses the Darfur Crisis in Sudan as a case study. It argues that rather than eliminating sovereignty as a political ideology, a more productive enterprise would be to refocus the discourse away from the traditional structural understanding of the term, which only serves to accentuate the level of discrepancy between the theological and the political definitions of the term and which ultimately leaves the false impression that absolute sovereignty is somehow realizable in the international political sphere. This refocus would constitute a shift toward a functional conception of sovereignty, wherein the purpose that State sovereignty would serve in ...


The Final Frontier: The Laws Of Armed Conflict And Space Warfare, Jackson N. Maogoto, Steven Freeland Jan 2007

The Final Frontier: The Laws Of Armed Conflict And Space Warfare, Jackson N. Maogoto, Steven Freeland

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto

This article focuses on the application of the current laws of war to the emerging phenomenon of space weaponization and the increasing likelihood in the next few decades of space becoming a battleground. This predicament requires new ways of thinking and legal regulation, considering that the existing principles of the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC) are primarily focused on air, land and terrestrial warfare. This article addresses the special problems arising from applying the LOAC to space warfare. It will also analyze the significant problems posed by space assets dedicated to uses of both a civilian and military nature – the ...