African Yearbook Of International Law 2003 Annuaire by Abdulqawi A. Yusuf

By Abdulqawi A. Yusuf

Based in 1993, the African Yearbook, now released less than the auspices of the African origin for overseas legislation, is the one scholarly e-book dedicated completely to the examine, improvement, dissemination and wider appreciation of foreign legislation in Africa as an entire. in the course of the scholarly research of overseas felony problems with specific relevance to the African continent, it additionally contributes to the recognition of, and appreciate for the guideline of legislation in intra-African family, and for the foundations of foreign legislations typically. Its distinctiveness notwithstanding is going past this, for via its certain subject matters and basic articles, it has succeeded through the years to function an highbrow discussion board the place the improvement of overseas legislation is seen as being critical to Africa's personal improvement. throughout the learn and research of rising felony problems with specific relevance to Africa, resembling the production of workable continental associations able to selling cohesion and safety for the peoples of the continent, the potent safeguard of human rights, the necessity for responsibility for mass killings and big violations of the guideline of legislations, the promoting of a rule-based democratic tradition, the position of African nations in a globalizing global economic climate and in foreign alternate family members, the Yearbook strives to be conscious of the highbrow wishes of African nations within the quarter of foreign legislation, and to the continued fight for growing an atmosphere conducive to the rule of thumb of legislation during the continent. The Yearbook additionally offers prepared entry to the fundamental records of African overseas firms by way of frequently publishing the resolutions and judgements of neighborhood and sub-regional businesses in addition to the conventions, protocols and declarations followed via pan-african corporations.

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Puisque tout changement de gouvernement doit désormais s’opérer en conformité avec la constitution, il faudrait que les maîtres de l’un ou l’autre régime consentent, par voie référendaire, à permettre au peuple d’assumer directement son destin. Le droit à l’autodétermination du peuple gouverné s’accorderait avec la légitimité constitutionnelle. A supposer que la légitimité islamique, révolutionnaire, monarchique ou présidentialiste, recueille l’assentiment général de la population, les élections qui seraient organisées conformément à la lettre et à l’esprit de la constitution en vigueur ne soulèveraient pas de problème.

Ont précédemment fait l’objet d’une étude publiée par l’Annuaire1. Cette dernière contribue à la connaissance du régionalisme africain. Car, il y eut longtemps avant la colonisation européenne, une « vie juridique en Afrique, et ce qu’on appelait alors le droit africain, par opposition au « droit public de l’Europe » ; un droit africain illustré… par la monstrueuse erreur que les auteurs de l’acte de Berlin ont commise et dont les séquelles n’ont pas encore disparu de la scène politique africaine »2.

Précision importante, les Amériques pionnières ont brandi la légitimité constitutionnelle au sujet de la reconnaissance d’un gouvernement nouveau formé « par rupture avec la légalité existante »38. Il s’agit généralement des procédés de force tels que 33 34 35 36 37 38 Car, l’erreur monumentale que commettent les travaux sur « l’Afrique post-coloniale » est d’occulter la réalité néo-coloniale. Ni Guillaume II, ni Hitler, ne furent en rien des proconsuls. L’un et l’autre furent des dirigeants d’un Etat indépendant et souverain, en droit et en fait.

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