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The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa$
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Marina Sharpe

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198826224

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198826224.001.0001

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The Organization of African Unity and the African Union

The Organization of African Unity and the African Union

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(p.155) 6 The Organization of African Unity and the African Union
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The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa
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Marina Sharpe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826224.003.0006

Chapter 6 covers OAU and AU engagement with refugee issues from 1963 to 2018. Section B relates to the OAU, beginning with its refugee-related bodies. Select special refugee initiatives, in the form of conferences and summits, are then addressed. Section C relates to the AU, beginning with an overview of its constituent organs. AU refugee-related bodies are then discussed. The final sub-section relates to AU initiatives that are not refugee specific but may nevertheless impact upon refugees, including a discussion of the AU’s ongoing initiative for the free movement of persons on the continent. Section D concludes and includes a discussion of Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s initiative to reform the AU.

Keywords:   1969 OAU Convention, African Union, Bureau for the Placement and Education of African Refugees, Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness, Division of Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Humanitarian Policy Framework, free movement of persons, Organization of African Unity

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