The conversation continued on African engagement in the AfCFTA and its implementation. The Ambassador expressed her wish for wide dissemination of information on the AfCFTA through publications by scientists and other national and popular media and training by African arbitration centers to ensure greater engagement of a wider range of users, including foreign investors. She also mentioned the African Union`s Legal Associates programme for those interested, with more information on the AU website. In the light of these issues, the legal experts of the African Group, who have a nuanced understanding of issues related to universal jurisdiction, have engaged in in-depth legal and political discussions on how to move the debate forward in the Sixth Committee. They prepared recommendations for the Open Committee of Ministers on the International Criminal Court, which is expected to take place in the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2019. He also negotiated, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, the statute of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, which marked the establishment of a new system of judicial administration within the organization. He has negotiated numerous resolutions on bilateral legal issues between Egypt and its partners and multilaterally at the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and other international organizations. Treaties include the law of the sea, fisheries, humanitarian law, human rights, the law of the sea, arbitration rules, environmental law, international criminal law, refugee law, judicial cooperation, prisoner exchange and recognition of judgments. Amb. Negm currently leads the AU team to establish the hybrid court for South Sudan. Previously, she served as Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Vice-Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism (Sixth Committee) and Legal Coordinator of the African Group in New York.

The OLC provides a unified central legal service for the AU, including all its organs, and the Tiyanjana Maluwa Institute holds the H. Laddie Montague Chair of Law. Previously, he worked as legal adviser to the OAU (now the African Union) and then as legal adviser to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prior to joining the AU, he was Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In addition, he has taught as a senior and visiting scholar at other universities in Africa and North America and spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. On that occasion, he invited Mr. Serpa Soares to visit the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Mr. El-Arabi is a highly respected international lawyer and diplomat with a long and impressive career and close ties to OLA. The one-hour meeting with Dr. El-Arabi discussed ways to further deepen legal cooperation between the United Nations Secretariat and the Secretariat of the League of Arab States within the framework of the Security Council`s PRST/2012/20 of 26 September 2012. The current membership of AUCIL is The Pursuit of a Brave New World in International Law: Essays in Honour of John Dugard (Tiyanjana Maluwa, Max du Plessis & Dire Tladi.

eds., Brill, 2017). Legal Adviser and Counter-Terrorism Expert, Egyptian Mission to the United Nations, New York (2006-2010). She also worked as a lawyer and policy officer at the Egyptian Embassy in the Netherlands (1999-2003). During her diplomatic career, she held various positions in the Department of Legal Affairs and International Conventions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Human Rights and Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa”, in Forsythe, D. (ed.), Comparative Foreign Policy and Human Rights, (Tokyo: UNU, 1999), pp. 250-275. AFAS is very grateful to Ambassador (Dr) Namira Negm for accepting our invitation and sharing her professional background and ideas with us. “Ratification of African Union Treaties by Member States: Law, Policy and Practice”, 13 Melbourne Journal of International Law 636 (2012).

“Reinventing African Unity: Some Preliminary Reflections on the Constitutive Act of the African Union”, 10 African Yearbook of International Law 3 (2002). “Constitutional Regulation of Treaty Closure in Africa: Selected Case Studies from Anglophone and Francophone Africa”, 23 Afr. Y.B. Int`l. L. 231 (2021). “The Move from Institutions?: Investigating the Phenomenon in Africa” 100 ASIL Proc. 294 (2006).

Ph.D., University of Cambridge LL.M., University of Sheffield LL.B., University of Malawi Kirsten Ainley & Mark Kersten, Dakar Guidelines on the Establishment of Hybrid Courts, (Philipp Ambach, Elena Baylis, Fidelma Donton, Tiyanjana Maluwa & Angela Mudukuti eds., 2019). Professor Maluwa has written and edited a number of books, contributed to book chapters and is the author of numerous articles in legal journals and other publications in the fields of international law, human rights and international organizations. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of several journals and a member of several international professional associations. “The Organization of African Unity/African Union and International Law: Mapping New Borders or Revisiting Old Terrain?”, 98 ASIL Proc. 232 (2004). The purpose of the visit to Cairo was to meet with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, H.E. Mr. Nabil El-Arabi. During his visit to New York at the end of September 2013, Mr. El-Arabi made a point of meeting with the new United Nations Legal Counsel. “Delaying the trajectory of a norm?: Revisiting the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya and its ramifications for the principle of the responsibility to protect,” forthcoming in Cal. W.

Int`l L.J. (Fall 2022). Administrative Justice in Southern Africa, (with Hugh Corder: UCT Press, 1997). Negm is an experienced diplomat who has held several diplomatic posts during her career. She was Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013 – 2014), she was Ambassador Dr. Namira Nabil Negm is Legal Advisor and Director of the Legal Affairs Department of the African Union. (2017- present) Prior to this position, she was Egypt`s Ambassador to Rwanda (2014-2017). (2009), a chapter on Egypt`s role in negotiations on the crime of aggression in “The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary” (2016), a chapter on “The African Union sanctions regime in the event of an unconstitutional change of government” (first quarter of 2021), a book on “An Introduction to the Environmental Objectives of the African Union” (first quarter of 2021). She has also published several non-academic publications on security sector reform, Iran`s nuclear program and the Lockerbie process. “From the Organization of African Unity to the African Union: Rethinking the Framework for Interstate Cooperation in Africa in the Era of Globalization”, 9 UBLJ 49 (2009).