Ambassador Dr. Namira Nabil Negm on Unconstitutional Changes of Government from Theory to Practice: The Correlation between the UN Charter and the African Union Constitutive Act

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Ambassador Dr. Namira Nabil Negm on
Unconstitutional Changes of Government from Theory to Practice:

The Correlation between the UN Charter and the African Union Constitutive Act

9 June 2021, Wednesday, 4pm Singapore Time

The UN Charter is concerned about the maintenance of international peace and security rather than Unconstitutional Changes of Government (UCG). However, the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act adapted itself to address one of the major reasons that threatens the regional peace and security which is UCG. Based on this difference, the UN sanctions regime is not automatically triggered by an UCG unless the situation escalates to threaten the peace and security around the world. On the contrary, the AU sanctions regime is triggered by the mere existence of UCG.

Distinguished Speaker

Ambassador Dr. Namira Nabil Negm is the Legal Counsel and Director of Department of Legal Affairs of the African Union. (2017-now).

Prior to the assumption of this position, she served as Ambassador of Egypt to Rwanda (2014-2017).

Amb. Negm is a seasoned diplomat that occupied several diplomatic positions during her career. She was the Head of the AntiCorruption Unit, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt ( 2013 – 2014 ), she was the Legal Advisor and Counter Terrorism Expert of the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations, New York (2006-2010). She has also served as the Legal and Political Officer in the Embassy of Egypt to the Netherlands (1999-2003). During her diplomatic career, she served in several positions in the Department of Legal Affairs and International Conventions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More …