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Tough decisions at this year's AU Summit
Date: 27 January 2016
Time: 10h30 - 12h30
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Taitu Street, Addis Ababa

The African Union (AU) has declared 2016 the year of Human Rights in Africa with a focus on the rights of women.

This theme has never been more relevant for the organisation, given the urgent human security challenges on the agenda at its 26th Summit.

This seminar, led by the Institute for Security Studies’ PSC Report, will provide insight and analysis into the key issues on the AU Summit agenda. High on the list is the crisis in Burundi. Based on in-field experience, experts will discuss the escalating crisis and the AU Peace and Security Council’s (PSC’s) landmark vote on the deployment of 5 000 AU troops.

The election of new members of the PSC will also be discussed, as this is the first time there is some real uncertainty over which members will hold these positions.

Chair: Berouk Mesfin, Senior Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa


  • Liesl Louw, PSC Report Editor, ISS
  • Yann Bedzigui, PSC Report Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa
  • Stephanie Wolters, Head, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division, ISS
  • Willy Nindorera, Consultant, ISS

Picture: ©George Philipas/Africa Media Online

This event is made possible with funding from Humanity United and the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Sheraton Hotel
Taitu Street
Addis Ababa
Mariamawit Wole
Phone: +251 115 156 320
Stephanie Wolters
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