African solutions to African problems? The AU, R2P and Côte d’Ivoire

Show simple item record Spies, Yolanda Kemp Abatan, Jeannine Ella Adénikè 2016-05-11T16:24:36Z 2016-01
dc.description.abstract The African continent is inextricably linked to the development of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm and the latter’s ethical interpretation of the duties associated with state sovereignty. With the African Union (AU) having institutionalised R2P in its legal-institutional foundation of 2000, the stage seemed set for the new African Peace and Security Architecture to demonstrate the continent’s ramped-up interventionist approach to security. One of the first cases that presented an opportunity to do so was the humanitarian crisis that erupted after the 2010 elections in Côte d’Ivoire. As the crisis unfolded, however, it became clear that the AU was not only unable to operationalise its institutionalised R2P mechanisms, but indeed reluctant to invoke R2P explicitly. This raises serious concerns about the AU’s willingness to intervene in its member states when humanitarian atrocities are perpetrated by governments against their own people, and throws into serious doubt the AU’s promise to provide ‘African solutions to African problems’. en_ZA
dc.description.department Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-07-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Ella Abatan & Yolanda Spies (2016) African solutions to African problems? The AU, R2P and Côte d'Ivoire, South African Journal of International Affairs, 23:1, 21-38, DOI: 10.1080/10220461.2016.1153516. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1022-0461 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1938-0275 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10220461.2016.1153516
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dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in South African Journal of International Affairs, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 21-38, 2016. doi :10.1080/10220461.2016.1153516. South African Journal of International Affairs is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/rsaj20. en_ZA
dc.subject African solutions en_ZA
dc.subject Côte d’Ivoire en_ZA
dc.subject Responsibility to protect en_ZA
dc.subject Peace and security en_ZA
dc.subject Intervention en_ZA
dc.subject France en_ZA
dc.subject United Nations Security Council (UNSC) en_ZA
dc.subject Responsibility to Protect (R2P) en_ZA
dc.subject African Union (AU) en_ZA
dc.title African solutions to African problems? The AU, R2P and Côte d’Ivoire en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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