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Second and Third Generation Right in Africa

In Africa like in the rest of the world, societies have sought to define the concept of human dignity through rules that define the qualities and the inherent value of the human person and his/her relationship with society.  In doing this several rules either by custom, tradition or formal law have defined the individual’s social obligations and duties to society.  They have also set up social hierarchy based on birth or sex and through the idea of submission to the will of sovereign or divine forces.  The rules or traditions or formal law also tended to stress the overriding importance society attaches to maintenance of social harmony.

Second and Third Generation Rights in Africa
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