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Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC)

Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC)

The OLC provides a unified central legal service for the AU including all its organs and institutions.

The OLC ensures that decision-making processes are compliant with AU legal frameworks, provides advice on the interpretation of AU legal instruments and conducts elections for the Executive Council and Assembly.

The OLC also provides legal advice on cooperation with international organisations and international judicial, and legal services for special political missions, peacekeeping operations and other field missions on matters such as diplomatic privileges and immunities and the legal status of the organisation.

The Secretariat of the AU Commission on International Law (AUCIL) is located at the OLC.



Conseiller juridique: Dr Namira N. Negm, Egypt

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