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'Institutional Transformation of the African Union and the Quest for Africa's Economic Development'

Date: 30 November 2010 Time: 5.00 pm

Venue: IAS Meeting Room 1

Lancaster University African Studies Group

Research Seminar Series 2010/11

'Institutional Transformation of the African Union and the Quest for Africa's Economic Development'

Richard Frimpong Oppong (Law)

Tuesday 30 November, 5pm

Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)Meeting Room 1

The African Union (AU), which began its life as the Organization of African Unity (OAU), is the foremost international organization in Africa. Its mandate is broad, and the realization of its mandate is important for the development of Africa. This paper explores the significance of the institutional transformation of the OAU into the AU. It examines the mandate of the AU focusing particularly on its twin objectives of economic and political integration.

Dr. Richard Frimpong Oppong received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ghana. In 2003, he qualified as a barrister in Ghana after completing the professional law programme at the Ghana School of Law. He holds a first class Master of Law degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, where he was nominated Senior Scholar of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, in 2003/4. He holds a second Master of Law degree from the Harvard Law School. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in law from the University of British Columbia in Canada. Richard is a specialist on private international law and focuses particularly on Commonwealth African countries. He has published many articles on the subject in leading international journals. He is currently completing a book on private international law in Commonwealth Africa.

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Event website: http://www.transculturalwriting.com/Content/african_studies.html

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

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Associated staff: Charlotte Baker, Richard Frimpong Oppong

Organising departments and research centres: European Languages and Cultures

Keywords: Africa, Law

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