|Title||The African Union’s Mediation Mandate and the Libyan Conflict (2011)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
The African Union’s mediation mandate for the Libya crisis of 2011 derived from the organization’s Constitutive Act and the UN Charter. The AU activated this constitutional mandate by designing a roadmap to end the crisis peacefully. However, the roadmap’s incompatibility with the UN Security Council mandate on the use of force and its lack of clarity on the future of Muamar Qaddafi discredited it in the eyes of the rebels and the UN. The AU obtained a mandate to mediate from Qaddafi but not from the rebels and its mediation proved ill-designed to deal with the crisis. These factors contributed to the failure of the mediation effort.
|Short Title||African Security|
The African Union’s Mediation Mandate and the Libyan Conflict (2011)
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