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The Seventh Forum on International Law and African Union Law

December 10, 2018 to December 11, 2018

The Seventh Forum on International Law and African Union Law

MEDIA ADVISORY

The Seventh Forum on International Law and African Union Law

What: The Seventh Forum on International Law and African Union Law

When: 10-11 December 2018 starting at 9:00 am.

Where: African Union HQ.

Who: The Seventh Fourth Forum on International Law and African Union Law will be hosted by the African Union Legal Counsel.

Why: The Forum aims to encourage AU Member States to ratify AU/OAU Treaties and Conventions; analyse ways in which progressive development of international law on the continent must take place in order to provide urgent responses to these issues.

Participants: Participants targeted by the Forum are Researchers, Academics, Diplomats International Judges, Legal Advisers of Ministries of Foreign Affairs of AU Member States, Ministries of Justice of AU member States, Diplomatic Institutes of AU Member States, Ambassadors of member States of the AU, Legal Advisers of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), AU Organs, ,Law Faculties of AU Member States, Parliamentarians of AU Member States, African Researchers of the continent and the Diaspora, Research Centres on International Law in Africa and elsewhere, International and Regional Organizations, Political Leaders, non-governmental Organizations, etc.

Background:
AUCIL Forums are held annually following the inaugural forum in December 2012, as a platform for discussing and interacting on matters of interest for Africa through the prism of international law and the African Union Law with the view of raising awareness on the necessity of accelerating regional integration, enlightening African decision makers on legal implications of regional integration, present the steps already achieved towards the African integration, identify ways to accelerate regional integration throughout the continent.

Representatives of the media, are invited to cover the event.

For media inquiries, please contact:
1. Mrs. Wynne Musabayana| Head, Communication Division| Directorate of Information and Communication, African Union Commission | E-mail: Musabayanaw@africa-union.org
2. Mr. Gamal Ahmed A. Karrar| Communication Officer| Directorate of Information and Communication, African Union Commission | E-mail: GamalK@africa-union.org

For further information:
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africa-union.org I Website: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia