Africa Rights Talk Podcast Series

In conversation with Professor Babatunde Fagbayibo

The Centre for Human Rights, in partnership with Ghent University, presented its annual Advanced Human Rights Short Course (AHRC) on the African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives from 17 - 21 April 2023. In this episode, in light of this short course, Professor Babatunde Fagbayibo walks us through the dynamics of the African Union reform process and its implications for achieving supranationalism in Africa. He highlights the key challenges and opportunities of this reform process and stresses the importance of an effective Continental Free Trade Area on vast economic change on the continent.

Professor Babatunde Fagbayibo is a Professor of International Law at the University of Pretoria. He holds an LLB degree from the University of South Africa (Unisa). His LLM and LLD degrees were obtained from the University of Pretoria. His doctoral thesis explored the politico-legal feasibility of endowing the African Union with supranational competences. Other research interests include African politics, transnational policy analysis, critical approaches to international law, and governance and democratisation in Africa. He has written widely on these topics. He also provides commentary in print and broadcast media on African affairs of democratisation and constitutional governance. In 2022, Professor Fagbayibo released a book titled ‘Transcending member states: political and legal dynamics of building continental supranationalism in Africa’.

This conversation was recorded on 17 April 2023.

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