The Role of Regional Parliaments in Conflict Resolution: The case of the Pan-African Parliament (2004-2011)

Authors: Kebede Kassa Tsegaye
Date: 2020


This journal article was conducted between 2011 and 2012 with an aim of understanding the role of regional parliaments, using the experiences of the Pan African Parliament in conflict resolutions and the tools at their disposal with a focus on the experiences of the (PAP) in four countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia). The findings of the study reveal that regional parliaments play important roles in resolving violent conflicts. The study also confirms that in most cases, regional parliaments begin to intervene when conflict starts to escalate and stay involved until the situation stabilizes.