The potent nature of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as an early warning tool may remain in oblivion unless its peace
and security mandate is identified and benefitted from by the Africa Union (AU) Peace and Security
Architecture. The objectives of this study are:
a) To examine the AU and sub-regional organizational mechanisms on early warning as well as
their strengths and weaknesses.
b) To map out the APRM mandate in peace and security from the concept, instruments,
process and reports.
c) To draw both conceptual and practical links between the Continental Early Warning System
and the APRM reports.
d) To make recommendations of how APRM early warning findings can be integrated within the
AU Peace and Security Architecture for early response.
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of Katarina Crause, Institute for Human Rights, Abo Akademi University, Finland.
LLM Dissertation (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa -- University of Pretoria, 2009.