African Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire Africain de droit international, Volume 23, 2017-2018


Founded in 1993, the African Yearbook, now published under the auspices of the African Foundation for International Law, is the only scholarly publication devoted exclusively to the study, development, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law in Africa as a whole.

Through the study and analysis of emerging legal issues of particular relevance to Africa, such as the creation of viable continental institutions capable of promoting unity and security for the peoples of the continent, the effective protection of human rights, the need for accountability for mass killings and massive violations of the rule of law, the promotion of a rule-based democratic culture, the role of African countries in a globalizing world economy and in international trade relations, the Yearbook strives to be responsive to the intellectual needs of African countries in the area of international law, and to the continuing struggle for creating an environment conducive to the rule of law throughout the continent
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Gerard Niyungeko, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Burundi (Bujumbura); Former President of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.
General Editor- Directeur
Gérard Niyungeko (Burundi)

Founder and Honorary General Editor- Fondateur et Directeur honoraire

Abdulqawi A. Yusuf (Somalia)

Guest Editor for the Special Theme- Rédacteur invité pour le thème spécial

Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)

Editorial Committee- Comité de rédaction

Roland Adjovi (Benin)
Mawuse Barker- Vormawor (Ghana)
Usha Natrajan (Inde)

Editorial Advisory Board- Comité consultatif de rédaction

Georges Abi-Saab (Egypt)
Mohammed Bedjaoui (Algeria)
Robert Dossou (Benin)
Christof Heyns (South Africa)
Edward Kwakwa (Ghana)
Chris Maina Peter (Tanzania)
Tiyanjana Maluwa (Malawi)
Muna Ndulo (Zambia)
Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)
Mpazi Sinjela (Zambia)

Table des matières

Part 1 Special Theme / Thème Spécial : African States and Investment Law and Arbitration – Challenges and Opportunities / Les États africains et le droit et l’arbitrage relatifs aux investissements- Défis et opportunités

1 African States and Investment Law and Arbitration – Challenges and Opportunities: an Introduction 3
Fatsah Ouguergouz
2 La protection de la liberté normative de l’État dans les traités africains récents relatifs à l’investissement : quelques réflexions 14
Arnaud de Nanteuil
3 The Modernization of Rules for the Resolution of Investment Disputes: the First Proposals for Amendment of the ICSID Rules and Their Relevance to African States 36
Aïssatou Diop and Paul Jean Le Cannu
4 Africa as an Investment Rule-Maker: Decrypting the Pan-African Investment Code 81
Makane Mbengue and Stefanie Schacherer
5 Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: Revisiting The Role of Restitution in Investment Treaty Arbitration 122
Guled Yusuf
6 La promotion des arbitres africains : Pour une réappropriation panafricaine du contentieux des investissements 143
Nicolas Angelet
7 Le café: graines fiscales du nouvel équilibre Nord-Sud 160 Yacine Rezki and Fouad Sayegh
8 The Protection of Chinese Investments in Africa: a Brief Overview of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms 194
Fatsah Ouguergouz
9 The Contribution of the African Institute of International Law in the Promotion of Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Africa 207
Mathias G. Sahinkuye

Part 2 General Articles / Articles généraux 10 Constitutional Regulation of Conclusion of Treaties in Africa: Selected Case Studies from Anglophone and Francophone Africa 231
Tiyanjana Maluwa
11 La République arabe sahraouie démocratique : Un État au sens du droit international ? 274
Najib Messihi
12 Revisiting the Rule of Non-Refoulement and its exceptions: Does Article 33(2) of the 1951 Refugee Convention Require the Application of the Principle of Proportionality? 304
Zelalem Mogessie Teferra
13 Judicial Dialogue in Africa and Europe: a Comparison in Light of the Effectiveness of the African and European Systems of Protection of Human Rights 333
Anna Facchinetti
14 The International Criminal Court, Head of State Immunity and the Referral of the Situation in Darfur 366
Udoka Ndidiamaka Owie
15 A Twail Perspective on the African Union’s Project to Withdraw from the International Criminal Court 391
Pacifique Manirakiza
16 Les dynamiques de la médiation dans le règlement pacifique des conflits en Afrique 425
Vincent Zakané
17 The Security Council and the Use of Force: Between Military Power and Powerlessness 473
Catherine Maia
Part 3 Notes and Commentaries / Notes et commentaires
18 The Kinshasa Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Central Africa 491
Mutoy Mubiala
19 The African Yearbook of International Law: A Quarter-Century of Contribution to The Development and Dissemination of International Law 497
Fatsah Ouguergouz
Part 4 Selected Documents / Textes choisis
20 Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa 513
21 Protocole à la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples relatif aux droits des personnes âgées 523
Index (in English) 535
Index (en français) 543
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