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Kofi Nsia-Pepra presents paper

Kofi Nsia-Pepra, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper, “Truth and Justice -- Establishing Accountability for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity  in Africa” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., April 13, 2012 .

The paper critically examines the appropriateness of  either truth commissions or war crime tribunals for accountability for war crimes in Africa. It demonstrates the inefficacy of either mechanism to adequately account for war crimes and proposes a hybrid model of truth and justice that caters for deficiencies of the other thereby enhancing efficacious accountability.

In addition, Nsia-Pepra’s paper, “Robust Peacekeeping? Confronting the Failures of Traditional Peacekeeping in Preventing Human Rights Violations,” presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association on Feb. 15, 2009 has been cited by George Klay Kieh, Jr in his article  “An Anatomy of Conflict Resolution in Africa’s Civil Conflicts” published in journal Peace and Conflict Studies, Fall 2010 Volume 17, Number 2.

And his thesis/dissertation/manuscript archival material for Master of Laws, LLM, International Human Rights Law, titled “Legal Analysis of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone - Effects and Future, 2001, has been cited by  Dr. Victor Essien (NYU) in his work “Regional Trade Agreements in Africa: A Historical and Bibliographic Account of ECOWAS and CEMAC,” 2006.

He is also author of a review of Donovan C. Chau's book “Global Security Watch Kenya,” New York: Praeger, 2010) published in the US Military Review -The professional Journal of the U.S. Army, March-April 2012.