geciafrica GLOBAL EMERGENCY AND COUNTERTERRORISM INSTITUTE

EMERGENCY REGIMES

Understanding the national security rhetoric and striving for peaceful solutions to crisis resulting from political disagreements

For the past few years, we have witnessed how some states around the world and particularly on the African continent have enforced emergency regimes not for the sake of protecting the state from potential threats but to guarantee the survival of the regime in place. This unique report  of its kind completed by the Global Emergency and Counterterrorism Institute  compiles together  in a single document the constitutional provisions on emergency regimes from 54 African states.

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Philippines: Martial law extended

Congress votes to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law until the end of 2017.

Zambia: State of emergency declared

Parliament  approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu.

Turkey: State of emergency declared

Turkish parliament  approved a fourth extension of a state of emergency for another three-month.

South Sudan: State of emergency declared

 

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has invoked a three-month state of emergency in four areas of the country’s state.

Discover our  basic lessons on a state of exception and a state of emergency which are both parts of the typology of emergency regimes.

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