The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) published in September 2012 a study titled From AMIB to AMISOM that looks at the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) of the African Union (AU). The author is Mohammud A. Hussien, a senior lecturer in international law at the Ethiopian Civil Service College. The paper covers AU efforts in the Comoro Islands, Burundi, Darfur, and Somalia.
The paper analyses some of the practices in AU-led peace missions in light of the AU normative framework in a way that informs the challenges of APSA's institutional future. While APSA is both a highly complex and an evolving legal and institutional framework, there are some critical constraints that APSA faces as it continues to provide a framework for engaging in Africa's conflicts.
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