The theme for the Fourth Edition of the AUCIL forum was: “The challenges of ratification and implementation of treaties in Africa”.
The theme for the Third Edition of the AUCIL forum was: “Codification of International Law at the Regional Level in Africa”.
The Forum contributed to and shaped the development of international law by considering further codification of the international law of Africa in fields where there has already been extensive State practice, precedent and doctrine in the African continent.
The theme for the Second Edition of the AUCIL forum was: “Law of Regional Integration in Africa”.
Regional integration remains a key strategy for Africa. Following the Abuja Treaty which provided the guiding principles for Africa’s current integration agenda, the continent has been striving to strengthen its Regional Economic Communities (REC) with the view to establishing the African Economic Community (AEC). Several of these RECs have established mechanisms and frameworks that led to the creation of free trade areas and customs unions.