Francis N. Botchway and Mohamed Salem Abou El Farag
the AU, there is little sign
that these noble ideals have been translated into concrete action.
One important development under the aegis of the former OrganizationofAfricanUnity (OAU), and now the AU, is the signing of the Treaty
Establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) in 1991.
The AEC was the key platform for continental economic
advancement. Its principles include
quantify and count in a study such as the one provided by this book.
Principles not on the authoritative list
Analysis by precedent sometimes can
lead to principles not on the authoritative list. The African Court of
Human and People’s Rights’ Protocol starts by
“considering that the Charter of the OrganizationofAfricanUnity recognizes that freedom, equality, justice, peace and dignity are
essential objectives for the achievement of the legitimate
aspirations of the African peoples.” 21 In other words