Amendment to the African Union's right to intervene: a shift from human security to regime security?

Baimu, Evarist and Sturman, Kathryn (2003) Amendment to the African Union's right to intervene: a shift from human security to regime security?. African Security Review, 12 2: 37-45. doi:10.1080/10246029.2003.9627218


Author Baimu, Evarist
Sturman, Kathryn
Title Amendment to the African Union's right to intervene: a shift from human security to regime security?
Journal name African Security Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1024-6029
2154-0128
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10246029.2003.9627218
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 37
End page 45
Total pages 9
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Heads of State and Government passed the first amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union within seven months of the launch of the organization. This article provides a legal analysis of the broadening of Article 4(h) of the Act, the right of intervention, to prevent a “serious threat to legitimate order”. It argues that this clause is inconsistent with the other grounds for intervention, which aim to protect African peoples from grave violations of human rights when their governments are unable or unwilling to do so. The amendment, by contrast, aims to uphold state security, rather than human security. The context in which this and other amendments were adapted from proposals by Libya in Durban 2002 is considered in terms of political implications for the African Union.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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