The African Union Right of Intervention: A New Development Under International Law Paperback – 27 Mar. 2014
by Mahemud Eshtu (Author)


Since the end of the 1990s, African leaders have established norm creating security mechanisms that chiseling away at traditional prohibitions against use of force outside the authority of SC. To this end, it analysis the legal Documents of AU vis-à-vis the jus add bellum norms of the charter and argue that the AU right of intervention requires neither the SC authorization nor the consent of member state.

Armed Conflict Survey 2020,

By: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Copyright Year 2020

Covering the key events and developments in 33 conflicts across six global regions in 2019, the Armed Conflict Survey is an essential resource for those involved in security policymaking, and an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious analysis of armed conflict.

The African Peace and Security Architecture. 2014
By Alhaji Sarjoh Bah, Elizabeth Choge-Nyangoro,Solomon Dersso, Brenda Mofya and Tim Murithi

The publication of this Handbook is timely as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of the African Union and the 50th anniversary of its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), both of which were founded to foster the welfare of Africans. Informed by the lessons from the OAU, the AU elaborated an expansive peace and security mandate aimed at preventing and managing and resolving conflicts and crisis situations on the continent.

An African Union Handbook: Silencing the Guns & Creating Conditions for Silencing the Guns. A guide for those working with and within the African Union

This handbook is published by the African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with the New Zealand Government. It is intended as a ready reference guide for people working within the AU system, as well as the AU’s partners and wider civil society.

African Peace & Security Architecture: In The Context Towards The Union Government of Africa: Challenges & Opportunities Paperback – December 27, 2011
by Fahmi Ahmed (Author)

One of the fundamental changes that have come about with the transformation of the OAU into the AU is the establishment of a comprehensive peace and Security regime. The African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) is institutionalized within the framework of the AU Constitutive Act and the Protocol on the Peace and Security Council (PSC).

A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars
January 7, 2020by Alan Doss

Looking back on his years with the UN, Doss provides a firsthand account of the operations he led. The frustrations he recounts are valuable both as history and for what they tell us about the limits of peacekeeping. The successes and satisfactions he relays are valuable for their reminder of the UN’s ability to rise above its limitations and the important contribution it makes to peace.
A Peacekeeper in Africa is a project of the International Peace Institute published by Lynne Rienner Press

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union: evaluating an embryonic international institution
Paul D. Williams


Published online by Cambridge University Press: 12 November 2009

How has the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union helped promote peace, security and stability on the African continent? This article assesses the PSC’s activities in light of insights generated by the literature on international security institutions. After providing an overview of the immediate origins of the PSC, it discusses five elements of the Council’s institutional design.

The Role of the African Union in International Criminal Justice: Force for Good or Bad?
Godfrey M. Musila
One Decade On


Published online: 13 December 2017

Restricting the ranks – excluding states from closed organisations
Alison Duxbury
The Role of Human Rights and Democracy


Published online: 01 March 2011