Peacebuilding in the African Union

Peacebuilding in the African Union

Subtitle: 
Law, philosophy and practice
Author: 
Jeng, Abou
Place: 
Cambridge
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Phys descriptions: 
xvi, 334pp. ; 24 cm
Date published: 
2012
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ISBN: 
978-1-107-01521-0
Call No: 
341.38.061.1 AU JEN
Abstract: 

This poignant narrative brings home the urgency of listening to the African voices of human suffering. Through a variety of perspectives, Dr Abou Jeng invites us all to re-think the impact that international law and global justice can have on human and social suffering in the face of some deeply troubling world orders.' Dr Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Warwick 'This is a masterful and original tour de force of the unique normative and institutional frameworks of the African Union's peace-building role in internal conflicts. Dr Abou Jeng demonstrates why UN Security Council led efforts that seek to prop States up frequently fall short of the kind restorative, corrective and preventive peace-building elements that characterize the African Union's peace-building initiatives that begin from the ground-up rather than the other way around.' James Gathii, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and Professor of International Commercial Law, Albany Law School 'This study of the impact of international law on conflict and peace-making in the countries of Africa, and vice versa, is an important attempt at providing clarity on a crucial issue for modern Africa as well as for the emerging international order. The book builds on the theoretical foundations of national and international law to examine specific cases of application and practice. The result is a probing inquiry into the internal and external influences generating and constraining political and legal discourse internationally, and an engagement with issues of intervention in a volatile Africa.

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CITATION: Jeng, Abou. Peacebuilding in the African Union . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2012. - Available at: http://library.au.int/peacebuilding-african-union-3