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    Recognising secessionist claims: the organisation of African unity and African union's complex record

    Cowell, Frederick (2013) Recognising secessionist claims: the organisation of African unity and African union's complex record. Journal of African Union Studies 2 (1&2), pp. 25-42. ISSN 2050-4306.

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    Abstract

    On its fiftieth birthday the African Union (AU) can reflect that as an institution it has evolved considerably from a closed organisation, that offered protection for increasingly despotic governments, to a value-based organisation that notionally prioritises human rights above state sovereignty. That at least is the dominant narrative of the AU's history, although many of the commitments about the protection of values in the 2000 AU Constitutive Act have yet to be seen in practice. One area where there has been a shift from the Organisation of African Unity's (OAU) practice of defending state sovereignty at all costs, to a more value-driven approach has been the recognition of secessionist states.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 13:44
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 13:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14596

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