n African Human Rights Law Journal - Editorial

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



The launch of this , in 2001, roughly coincided with the transformation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) into the African Union (AU). By embracing the realisation of human rights as a guiding principle and objective, the AU marks a clear break with its predecessor. Most significantly, the AU Constitutive Act allows for AU-sanctioned intervention in a member state to address the occurrence of genocide and crimes against humanity.

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