The paper addresses the question whether the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance would effectively address the identified electoral problems at a substantive as well as implementation levels. Accordingly, the aim of the study is two fold. This paper analyses the key electoral problems in
Africa by analysing trends in recent elections that jeopardise democratic consolidation. Secondly, it
evaluates the Charter in addressing the identified problems at normative as well as practical levels.
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 Prof. Nico Steytler
of the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa))--University of Pretoria, 2007.