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African Union (AU)
www.africa-union.org
Objectives: to achieve greater unity among African States; to defend states' integrity and independence; to accelerate political, social, and economic integration; to encourage international cooperation; to promote democratic principles and institutions. The AU is the biggest and the most important intergovernmental organization in the continent with the widest objectives including various issues.

Members (53): all African countries (except Morocco)
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Authorascending Title Date
AU
10074|10075 05 Mar 2009
AU
11810|11811 Jan 2010
AU
11812|11813 Jan 2010
AU
11838|11839 03 Feb 2010
AU
13035|13036 29 July 2010
AU
13148|13149 29 Aug 2010
AU
16646|16647 09 Jan 2012
AU
21179|21180 May 2013
AU Peace and Security Council
13799|13800 23 Feb 2011
AU-EU
14478|14479 10 June 2011
African Union
9014|9015 22 Sept 2008
African Union
9017|9018 22 Sept 2008
African Union
13060|13061 25 July 2010
African Union
13062|13063 27 July 2010
African Union
16704|16705 Jan 2012
African Union
21333|21334 07 June 2013
African Union
22601|22602 12 Oct 2013
African Union
24194|24195 15 May 2014
African Union
24196|24197 June 2014
Barbara Lochbihler
21653|21696 17 July 2013
Botswana
13017|13018 28 July 2010
CICC
13066|13067 05 Aug 2010
Council of EU
11312|11313 14 Oct 2009
Government of Kenya
23604|23605 29 Jan 2014
Organization of African Unity (currently African Union)
901|902 16 May 2002
Tanzania
9023|9024 23 Sept 2008
Uganda
10651|10652 14 July 2009
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
Human Rights Watch
02 Nov 2014
African Rights Groups Back Habre Court
FIDH
04 Sept 2014
Call for African States to Reject Immunity for Serious Crimes
Human Rights Watch
25 Aug 2014
African States: Reject Immunity for Leaders
IBA
09 July 2014
IBA and SALC express alarm at AU’s endorsement of immunity for heads of state
Amnesty International
01 July 2014
AU Summit decision a backward step for international justice
Amnesty International
20 June 2014
AU Summit: Government leaders must not grant themselves immunity for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
FIDH
20 June 2014
The 23rd Summit of the African Union must focus on peace, security and justice
Quotes and Statements