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African Union Establishes a New Organ: AUCIL

The African Union has given birth to a new entity, the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL). This new advisory organ to the AU is established in terms of Article 2 of the Statute of the African Union Commission on International Law that was adopted by the Assembly of the Union during the 12th Ordinary Session held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2009. The primary objectives of the AUCIL are designated in Article 4 of the Statute. Particularly important in this regard is Article 4 (a), which underscore that the AUCIL has: “to undertake the activities relating to…