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Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) are created by states through multilateral treaties that act like a constitution in that the states parties are consenting to be bound by the treaty that sets up the agencies, functions, and purposes of the organizat

The African Union

African Union & Organization of African Unity

The African Union is the successor to the Organization of African Unity, which dissolved itself on July 9, 2002. It consists of fifty-five African states.

Major Organs

The major organs of the African Union are:

Where to Find AU Documents

The  AU and OAU have produced few paper documents although the Law and Langsam Libraries have some. Use UCLID to find out what is available and where. Search for Organization of African Unity or African Union as an author. The best source for African Union documents is the AU website. There are two places on the website that lead to documents.  The first is the Legal Affairs Department; the second is the Resources tab.

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