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Author Linden, Mieke van der, 1987- author.

Title The acquisition of Africa (1870-1914) : the nature of international law / by Mieke van der Linden
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 352 pages)
Series Legal history library ; volume 20
Studies in the history of international law ; volume 8
Legal history library. Studies in the history of international law ; v. 20., v. 8.
Contents New imperialism: imperium, dominium and responsibility under international law -- Dominium -- Imperium -- Territorium et titulus -- British Nigeria -- French Equatorial Africa -- German Cameroon -- Ex facto ius oritur? -- A reflection on the nature of international law : redressing the illegality of africa's colonization -- Evaluative summary and conclusion
Summary Over recent decades, the responsibility for the past actions of the European colonial powers in relation to their former colonies has been subject to a lively debate. In this book, the question of the responsibility under international law of former colonial States is addressed. Such a legal responsibility would presuppose the violation of the international law that was applicable at the time of colonization. In the 'Scramble for Africa' during the Age of New Imperialism (1870-1914), European States and non-State actors mainly used cession and protectorate treaties to acquire territorial sovereignty (imperium) and property rights over land (dominium). The question is raised whether Europeans did or did not on a systematic scale breach these treaties in the context of the acquisition of territory and the expansion of empire, mainly through extending sovereignty rights and, subsequently, intervening in the internal affairs of African political entities
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Tilburg University, 2014)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 15, 2020)
Subject Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- 19th century
Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- 20th century
Sovereignty -- History -- 19th century
Sovereignty -- History -- 20th century
International law.
LAW -- International.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation.
Non-State entities.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Colonization -- Case studies
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- International status -- History -- 19th century
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- International status -- History -- 20th century
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Subsaharisches Afrika
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016040228
ISBN 9004321195