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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: July 2011

10 - Conclusion


This book set out to examine how relational issues of law in economic integration are being approached in Africa. At their core, relational issues deal with the legal interactions among community, national, regional and international legal systems within the context of economic integration. The theory was that effective economic integration is the product of properly structuring and managing, within well-defined legal frameworks, vertical, horizontal and vertico-horizontal relations among states, legal systems, laws and institutions. Put differently, an economic community must have well-structured and well-managed relations between itself and other legal systems as a necessary condition for its effectiveness.