Chicago Journal of International Law


This Development will examine the provisions of the SADC's Mutual Defense Pact, analyze the extent to which it charts a new course for the organization and affects the SADC's traditional commitment to state sovereignty, and finally, evaluate whether the pact represents a positive, negative, or negligible change. Section II will place the pact within the context of the history and past efforts of the SADC. Section III will consider the pact itself, paying special attention to whether its provisions add up to any cohesive message. Section IV will discuss whether the pact is a move in the right direction for Southern Africa.