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Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)


The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa aims to make a contribution to the role and rule of law in Africa through advanced research. Researchers in the field of law and law reform in Africa, specifically on comparative and international law levels, will visit and work with the Institute.

Professors Erika de Wet and Christof Heyns are the Co-directors.

 

News

A global debate on new weapons starts at UP - 25/06/2014
From Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

Last year, a global debate erupted around the development of increasingly autonomous weapons systems – sometimes called killer robots. This development means that computers, and not humans, will decide whom to target and when to release force during war and also during law enforcement. The issue was placed on the agenda of the United Nations Human Rights Council in May 2013 by University of Pretoria law professor Christof Heyns, in his capacity as the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

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Faculty hosts prestige lecture on the development of the law of the sea through UN processes - 13/05/2014
From Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

On Monday, 14 April 2014, Prof Dire Tladi was formally welcomed by the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria through his prestige lecture on ‘The development of the law of the sea through UN processes: The case of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction’.

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Second Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) - 24/04/2014
From Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

The Organisers of the Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) are pleased to announce that the Second Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) 2014 will be held in Stellenbosch (South Africa) from Wednesday 17 September to Friday 19 September 2014.

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