THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY MECHANISM AND AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/theses/59
Author(s):
Tessema, Nebiyou Dagne
Tags:
African Union; national security; Comparative and Foreign Law; International Law
thesis / dissertation description
The dissertation will, therefore, examine the evolving concept of security; the security mechanisms of the UN, AU and the African sub-regional organizations and their respective mandates in the maintenance of peace and security in Africa; assess the state of security in the continent; identify the key factors for the deterioration of the security situation in the continent; evaluate the effectiveness of the existing international security mechanisms in overcoming this dangerous trend; identify the key challenges and drawbacks in the present global security system; and suggest some recommendations on the way forward to meet the security challenges of the African continent in the 21st century.My conclusion will focus on what the United Nations, the African Union, the African sub-regional organizations, and each African state need and ought to do in order to meet the security challenges of the African continent in the 21st century.