n African Human Rights Law Journal - The new Pan-African Parliament : prospects and challenges in view of the experience of the European Parliament

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



This article starts by tracing the history of the establishment of the Pan-African Parliament through the OAU / AU system. It proceeds to look at the main features of the Pan-African Parliament. It focuses on its functions and powers, appointment and composition of the Parliament. It also pays attention to the question of immunity, multilingualism and the not yet decided question of where the Pan-African Parliament will be situated.

While looking at the development of the Pan-African Parliament, the article also looks at the stages of development that the European Parliament has gone through, especially with regard to how the Pan-African Parliament could benefit from its experience.

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