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Article Number - 9A3DE715820


Vol.3(1), pp. 001-014 , January 2009

ISSN: 1996-0832



Full Length Research Paper

The space for Congolese self-determination between absences and presences of the African Union and the United Nations


Marta Iñiguez de Heredia




Department of International Relations, the London School of Economics and Political ScienceHoughton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK.


Email: M.Iniguez-De-Heredia@lse.ac.uk






 Published: 31 January 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo demonstrates the many challenges that the international community (the UN and AU in this case) faces with its new self-proclaimed responsibility of reconstruction and state building. It is argued that both the UN and the AU would be more effective by guiding their strategies in light of the principle of self-determination. This approach would leave the necessary space for Congolese institutions to develop while focusing UN and AU’s on stopping external intervention and resource plundering as well as securing prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The article follows a time-sequencing method that assumes outcomes to be affected by the sequence of events at specific points in time.

 

Key words: Congolese self-determination, The African Union and the United Nations.


APA (2009). The space for Congolese self-determination between absences and presences of the African Union and the United Nations. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 3(1), 001-014.
Chicago Marta Iñiguez de Heredia. "The space for Congolese self-determination between absences and presences of the African Union and the United Nations." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 3, no. 1 (2009): 001-014.
MLA Marta Iñiguez de Heredia. "The space for Congolese self-determination between absences and presences of the African Union and the United Nations." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 3.1 (2009): 001-014.
   
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