notwithstanding, the Hissène Habré Judgment rendered by the Extraordinary African Chambers ( EAC ) 2 and the AfricanUnion (AU)’s subsequent adoption of the Statute Establishing the Victims Trust Fund (Hissène Habré Fund) 3 at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly in Addis Ababa in early 2018 represented
There is a general perception in Africa that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ( icc or Court) 1 is targeting the continent while ignoring crimes committed on other continents. 2 The AfricanUnion ( au ) has decided not to cooperate with the icc in the
This article will argue that despite its role as a norm entrepreneur, the AfricanUnion ( au ) has only had limited success in human protection and the prevention of mass atrocities. In this article, human protection refers to protection of civilians from human rights abuses, inside and outside
African refugee protection system. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the AfricanUnion (‘ au ’), the successor of the Organisation of African Unity (‘ oau ’). 4 The article will then examine the main regional instruments in the field of refugee protection in order to answer the question of
Constitutive Act of the AfricanUnion nor the Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance define rule of law. They just state the commitment of the member states and the Union to ensure the respect and promotion of Rule of Law. 2 Such approach is not peculiar to the AfricanUnion. The founding treaty of the
A key objective of the AfricanUnion ( AU ) is the promotion of ‘democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance’.
In furtherance of this objective, the AU adopted its most comprehensive legal document on democratic governance, the
criminal offences and human rights violations by multinational deployments of peacekeepers.
In particular, little research has been conducted on the regulation of regional peace operations such as those conducted by the AfricanUnion (‘ AU ’). The pertinence of such research is evident in light of
Notwithstanding the apparent lack of a co-ordinated regulatory framework by the AfricanUnion ( au ) with regards to multinational corporations ( mnc s), some semblance of regulatory capacity can be extrapolated from au conventions and mechanisms. For example, an indirect
peace, security, stability and sustainable development in Africa, the AfricanUnion ( au ) should actively engage the two territories for the sake of conflict resolution instead of cold-shouldering them. In addition the ‘continental R2P regime’, 3 embodied in the au , creates the normative and
There are two ways in which the AfricanUnion’s handling of the Libyan crisis has been generally viewed. The first is to dismiss the organization’s response, as many have done, as typical of African organizations’ notorious prioritizing politics over human lives, peer