What is AGA

The African Governance Architecture (AGA) is inspired by the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) that expresses the AU’s determination to ‘promote and protect human and people’s rights, consolidate democratic institutions and culture and ensure good governance and the rule of law’. This determination is buttressed by related objectives and principles contained in Article 3(g and h) and Article 4(m) of the Act on the promotion, protection and respect for human rights, democratic principles and institutions, and good governance. These ideals are further reinforced by norms, pronouncements, decisions and instruments adopted by the AU in particular the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG).

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AGA Clusters


a. Democracy:
i. Elections
ii. Parliaments
iii. Political Parties

b. Governance:
i. Public service and administration
ii. Local governance and decentralisation
iii. Anti-corruption and accountability

c. Human Rights and Transitional Justice
i. Norms and Standards
ii. Redress Mechanisms

d. Constitutionalism and Rule of Law
i. Rejecting Unconstitutional Changes of Government
ii. Executive, Legislative and Judicial Systems

e. Humanitarian Assistance
i. Free Movement of Peoples
ii. Refugees
iii. Protection of Civilians

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