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notwithstanding, the Hissène Habré Judgment rendered by the Extraordinary African Chambers ( EAC ) 2 and the African Union (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

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals

1 Introduction 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 African Union ( au ) has decided not to cooperate with the icc in the

In: African Journal of Legal Studies
Author: Tim Murithi

This article will argue that despite its role as a norm entrepreneur, the African Union ( 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

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

African refugee protection system. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the African Union (‘ 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

In: International Organizations Law Review

Constitutive Act of the African Union 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 African Union. The founding treaty of the

In: African Journal of Legal Studies

1 Introduction 1 A key objective of the African Union ( AU ) is the promotion of ‘democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance’. 2 In furtherance of this objective, the AU adopted its most comprehensive legal document on democratic governance, the

In: Global Journal of Comparative Law
Author: Róisín Burke

criminal offences and human rights violations by multinational deployments of peacekeepers. 2 In particular, little research has been conducted on the regulation of regional peace operations such as those conducted by the African Union (‘ AU ’). The pertinence of such research is evident in light of

In: Journal of International Peacekeeping

1 Introduction Notwithstanding the apparent lack of a co-ordinated regulatory framework by the African Union ( 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

In: International Community Law Review
Author: Deon Geldenhuys

peace, security, stability and sustainable development in Africa, the African Union ( 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

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Ademola Abass

1 Introduction There are two ways in which the African Union’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

In: African Journal of Legal Studies