The Office of the Legal Advisor, (OLA) provides advice and assistance to the Secretary General, the Directorates, the Organs of the Commission and AFCAC Member States on constitutional, administrative and procedural matters, on problems of international law, air law, staff Code and related matters.
The OLA ensures that decision-making processes are compliant with AFCAC legal frameworks, provides advice on the interpretation of AFCAC legal instruments and supports the AFCAC Secretariat in preparation for Plenary Sessions and elections. The OLA also drafts legal documents and provides legal advice on cooperation with AFCAC’s International Partners.
The OLA also conducts research and studies in the field of private and public international air law of interest to AFCAC and its member States, prepares documentation for the attention of member States, and serves as the Secretariat of the Legal Committee.
The functions of the Office of the Legal Advisor also include cooperation and coordination in legal activities with the AUC, its Specialised Committees and Organs, as well as the RECs and other relevant aviation stakeholders on the Continent.