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The African Union: legal and institutional framework : a manual on the pan-African organization

Author: Abdulqawi Yusuf; Fatsah Ouguergouz
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012.
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It is the goal of this volume to provide a comprehensive work which addresses the institution of the AU, its organs and structures, the scope of its operations, its legal framework and the normative standards underpinning its objectives and functions or those underlying the conventions, charters, and protocols it has enacted or inherited from its predecessor, the OAU. This was not conceived as a scholarly treatise,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdulqawi Yusuf; Fatsah Ouguergouz
ISBN: 9789004221000 900422100X
OCLC Number: 769232634
Description: xvi, 576 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. From the Pan-Africanist movement to the African Union --
Brief historical overview of steps to African unity / Mohammed Bedjaoui --
The transition from the organisation of African unity to the African Union / Tiyanjana Maluwa --
The African Union : principles and purposes / Stephane Doumbe-Bille --
Part II. Structure and organs of the African Union --
The assembly, executive council and commission / Joram M. Biswaro --
The Pan-African Parliament / Sani L. Mohamed --
The African Court of Justice and Human Rights / Fatsah Ouguergouz --
The Peace and Security Council / Roland Adjovi --
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union / Mohamed S. Amr --
Part III. Economic integration, development and good governance --
The African Economic Community / Makane M. Mbengue & Ousseni Illy --
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) / Edward Kannyo --
The regional economic communities / Stephen Karangizi --
The prohibition of unconstitutional change of government / Muna Ndulo --
The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance / Helene Tigroudja --
The African Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Corruption / Mpazi Sinjela. Part IV. Peace and security --
The role of the Union in conflict prevention and resolution / Mesmer L. Gueuyou --
The right of forcible intervention in certain conflicts / Abdulqawi A. Yusuf --
Peacekeeping operations : the examples of Burundi and Sudan / Mutoy Mubiala --
The African Union's relationship with the United Nations in the maintenance of peace and security / Djaboca L. Tehindrazanarivelo --
The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights / Michelo Hansungule --
The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa / Rachel Mayanja --
The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child / Chris M. Peter & Ummy A. Mwalimu --
The Convention governing the specific aspects of refugee problems in Africa / Osita C. Eze.
Responsibility: edited by Abdulqawi A. Yusuf and Fatsah Ouguergouz.

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This work is an introduction into the origins, law and institutions of the African Union (AU). It examines the evolution, structures, legal standards and operational activities of this Pan-African  Read more...

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