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The Southern African Development Community – The Organisation, its Policies and Prospects

The Southern African Development Community – The Organisation, its Policies and Prospects I NTERNATIONAL O RGANIZATIONS L AW R EVIEW www.brill.nl/iolr © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157237307X223657 Book Review Gabriel H. Oosthuizen, The Southern African Development Community – The Organisation, its Policies and Prospects (Midrand, South Africa: The Institute for Global Dialogue, 2006) 402 pp., ISBN 1-919697-90-X It is a sad truth that African legal affairs do not usually make headlines. This is particularly true as regards the international and regional organizations and institutions that have been active in the continent: legal literature (and for that matter international relations literature as well) tends to neglect the (quite often important) developments taking place. A prime example of this neglect is the dis- solution of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and its replacement by the African Union (AU) in May 2002. Even though it constituted for different reasons a significant event not only for African but also for global institutional affairs, it has failed until today to attract but limited attention. 1 Indeed, for a considerable period of time after the advent of the AU, this development had failed to register and quite a few writers kept on referring to the OAU. In view of these considerations, the publication http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Organizations Law Review Brill

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3739
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10.1163/157237307X223657
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I NTERNATIONAL O RGANIZATIONS L AW R EVIEW www.brill.nl/iolr © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157237307X223657 Book Review Gabriel H. Oosthuizen, The Southern African Development Community – The Organisation, its Policies and Prospects (Midrand, South Africa: The Institute for Global Dialogue, 2006) 402 pp., ISBN 1-919697-90-X It is a sad truth that African legal affairs do not usually make headlines. This is particularly true as regards the international and regional organizations and institutions that have been active in the continent: legal literature (and for that matter international relations literature as well) tends to neglect the (quite often important) developments taking place. A prime example of this neglect is the dis- solution of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and its replacement by the African Union (AU) in May 2002. Even though it constituted for different reasons a significant event not only for African but also for global institutional affairs, it has failed until today to attract but limited attention. 1 Indeed, for a considerable period of time after the advent of the AU, this development had failed to register and quite a few writers kept on referring to the OAU. In view of these considerations, the publication

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Published: Jan 1, 2007

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