By Dan Kuwali,Frans Viljoen

Situations of significant or titanic violations of human rights aren't any longer in simple terms of household quandary, and sovereignty can now not be an absolute defend for repressive governments in such conditions. in response to this recognition, the foreign neighborhood has famous a accountability to guard participants in states the place their governments are not able or unwilling to supply safety opposed to the main critical violations. despite the fact that, thus far, just one intergovernmental association, the African Union (AU), has explicitly made the fitting to interfere in a Member nation a part of its foundational textual content in Article 4(h) of its Constitutive Act. even supposing there were instances of Article 4(h)-type interventions in Africa, the AU meeting has now not but invoked Article 4(h) explicitly.

This ebook brings jointly specialists within the box to discover the aptitude software of Article 4(h), and the complexities that can clarify its non-invocation to this point. even though Article 4(h) is noble in objective, its implementation faces numerous criminal and coverage demanding situations provided that using strength penetrates the rules of country sovereignty and non-intervention – the very cornerstones upon which the AU is based. This booklet considers those matters, in addition to the necessity to reconcile Article 4(h), in as far as it permits the AU to workout army intervention to guard populations liable to mass atrocities, with the provisions of the constitution of the United international locations.

Drawing from the insights of legislations, political technological know-how, international relations and armed forces approach, the ebook deals a different blend of multi-disciplinary services that harnesses the perspectives of a various team of authors, serious about the criminal, coverage, and sensible insights at the implementation of Article 4(h) and the accountability to guard in Africa as a way to supply concrete tips on the right way to finish mass atrocities at the continent

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