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African Union Law: The Emergence of a Sui Generis Legal Order

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ISBN13: 9781138914940
To be Published: February 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



This book explores the emergence of African Union law as a legal order and its implications for existing order in the region. As an authoritive text on the development of AU law, the book covers such pertinent issues as legislative powers, competences, direct effect in AU law, subsidiarity, interventionism, and enforcement of laws.

Olufemi Amao argues how there is a gradual movement from intergovernmentalism to supranationalism in the African Union legal order, and explores how this trajectory gradually and incrementally deemphasises the discourse on nation state sovereignty; a concept that has caused much problem in the African context.

Drawing upon EU law as a comparison, the book also examines how the development of supranationalism affects crucial issues such as human rights, democratic reforms, territorial matters, tribal and religious disputes, and economic relations. As a comprehensive examination of the development of law within a union, this book will be of great interest and use to students, scholars and practitioners in international law, international relations, and African studies.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Africa
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The development of the concepts of African Law and African Union Law
3. Sources of African Union Law
4. Membership of the African Union
5. The Institutions of the Africa Union and their roles in the creation and implementation of African Union Law
6. African Economic and Business Law
7. Custom, Morality and African Union Law
8. The Rule of Law and African Union Law (including Peace and Security)
9. Human Rights in the African Union Law
10. Enforcement of African Union Law
11. Conclusions: The Future of African Union Law