Intervention and sovereignty in Africa: conflict resolution and international organizations in Darfur

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"In response to the civil war in Darfur, the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) force was established in May 2004, and by June its first contingents were on the ground. For the first time since the founding of the African Union, a resolution about direct intervention in a conflict that involved wide-ranging abuse of human rights was accepted on a pan-continental level. Here, Irit Back looks at the changes in attitudes towards the ever-problematic tension between the concepts of humanitarian intervention and state sovereignty, using the example of the African Union's intervention in Darfur to illustrate this unique pan-continental approach to conflict resolution and peace-keeping. Additionally, Back analyses the challenges which international task forces, including AMIS and its successor the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), have faced ever since. Including an examination of the situation in the wake of the declaration of independence of South Sudan in 2011, this book offers a unique perspective on the problem of internationally organised intervention in local conflicts."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages201
ISBN (Electronic)0755619102, 0857729713
ISBN (Print)1784532509, 9781784532505
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameInternational library of African studies
PublisherI.B. Tauris

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • African Union -- Mission in Sudan
  • Humanitarian intervention -- Sudan -- Darfur
  • Sudan -- History -- Darfur Conflict, 2003-
  • AMIS (African Union. Mission in Sudan)
  • African Mission in Sudan
  • Afrikanische Mission in Sudan
  • MUAS (African Union. Mission in Sudan)
  • Mission de l'Union africaine au Soudan
  • Mission der Afrikanischen Union im Sudan
  • Darfur Conflict, Sudan, 2003-
  • Darfur Genocide, Sudan, 2003- -- Sudan History Darfur Conflict, 2003-
  • Darfur War, Sudan, 2003-
  • Sudan -- History -- Darfur War, 2003-


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