Natural resources and economic development in Africa take place within a set of
external and internal factors. These factors range from issues that prevail in the
international trading system, political factors and other issues that confront natural
resource exploitation and development.
Community participation in natural resource development in Africa should incorporate
direct economic benefit to host communities, in appropriate cases, as part of equitable
benefit and development. In advancing this argument, the research will answer the
Are there rights under international and regional human rights regimes that host or
local communities in Africa can utilise in order to advance their claim for direct
economic benefit from participation in natural resource exploitation?
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of prof Tobias van Reeneen, Faculty of Law, University of Western Cape, South Africa.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)) -- University of Pretoria, 2009.