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African Institute of International Law (AIIL).
INSTITUT AFRICAIN DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL
INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTION BASED IN ARUSHA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
THE AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS CASE, LAW ANALYSER
The AIIL was established by the African Foundation for International Law in close collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Its establishment was endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union, which underscored its strategic and unique role as a Pan African institution.
Similarly, the United Nations General Assembly welcomed the creation of the Institute and encouraged the UN Secretariat to cooperate with it through the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs.
WE FOCUS OUR WORK ON
Acting as a think tank on international legal issues of particular relevance to the pursuit of closer economic and political integration and in the peaceful settlement of disputes in Africa.
Below you find a number of documents that are underlying the foundation and/or represent authoritative endorsements.
1. The Seat Agreement between the Republic of Tanzania and the African Institute of International Law:
2. United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/91 “United Nations Programme of Assistance in the
Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law”:
3. African Union Assembly Decision Assembly/AU/14(XVIII) Add.5 “On the Establishment of an African Institute of
International Law in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania” (on page 24):
4. African Union Executive Council EX.CL/719(XX) Add. 7 “Establishment of an Institute of International Law”:
- To offer specialized and focused training courses and research programmes to advanced students, scholars,
practitioners, government and private sector officials on various aspects of international law;
- To enhance the teaching and research capacities of associated African law faculties in the field of international
law and the law of the African Union and of African regional organizations;
- To develop the capabilities of officials of the Justice and Foreign Affairs ministries, who are the key actors in
international litigation and negotiations;
- To contribute to more stable and rule based inter-governmental relations within the continent by creating a wide
pool of legal skills in the field of international law;
- To promote scholarly publications and research on various issues of international law of particular relevance to
Africa and provide a platform for wide dissemination of such publications in all the official languages of the
African Union; and
- To establish fellowship programmes for African and foreign scholars engaged in research on subjects of direct
relevance to international law in Africa, the law of the African Union and the legal dimensions of political and
economic integration among African countries utilizing the Institute library facilities
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