This paper has addressed the growing wave of unrest in Eswatini and analysed the role of African regional organizations in the prevention of human rights violation. This qualitative research has studied and answered three fold questions; what are the role played, challenges faced and suggestions towards African regional organizations in the prevention of human rights violation in Eswatini. The findings from documented analysis revealed that African regional organizations; African Union and Southern African Development Community respectively mainly focus on resolving conflict at present rather than human rights violation. The regional organizations face numerous challenges such as political interference, mistrust from civilians, and African governments undermining regional human rights bodies by failing to comply with their decisions, ignoring their urgent appeals, and neglecting to report. This paper has suggested that it is very important for African regional organizations to incorporate both human rights and conflict resolution bodies to work alongside in preventing human rights violation and promoting peace without separating the two bodies otherwise a wide gap shall continue to persist.

Keywords: African regional organizations, au, Eswatini, human rights violation and SADC.


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How to Cite

LOISIMAYE, N. (2024). THE ROLE OF AFRICAN REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN PREVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION: A CASE STUDY IN ESWATINI. Turkish International Journal of Special Education and Guidance & Counselling ISSN: 1300-7432, 13(1), 79–89. Retrieved from



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