n African Security Review - The NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism - prospects and challenges : editorial

Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is generally described as the most innovative aspect of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Recently there has been much controversy around both NEPAD and the APRM. Days ahead of the 5th NEPAD Heads of State Implementation Committee (HSIC) meeting in Abuja, South African Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad revealed a compromise position that would be discussed in Nigeria. The African Union (AU), through various structures dealing with democratisation, good governance and human rights, would be responsible for the political review component of the APRM. This was confirmed in the subsequent communiqué from Abuja.

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