Regionalism in the Field: The Case of South Sudan

17 Pages Posted: 25 Dec 2012

Date Written: 2012


This contribution aims at analyzing the performance and interplay of the African Union, the European Union and United Nations in Sudan and South Sudan. In particular, the paper examines the relationship between the two regional organizations and the universal organization par excellence on the ground, and attempts to answer questions such as the following: how is the distribution of tasks between the three organizations carried out? Do any of them exercise a clear leadership? What are the principles that guide the relationship between the three organizations? Is it complementarity? Is it subsidiarity? Is there a hierarchy in place between the three? Should there be one?

Suggested Citation

Piernas Lopez, Juan Jorge, Regionalism in the Field: The Case of South Sudan (2012). European Society of International Law (ESIL) Conference Paper Series No. 7/2012, Available at SSRN:

Juan Jorge Piernas Lopez (Contact Author)

European University Institute ( email )

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