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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

Capacity building in Air, Space and Telecommunications Law - 03/09/2014
From Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria (UP) in collaboration with the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative of the South African Department of Trade and Industry will facilitate capacity building in international air, space and telecommunications law.

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Short Course in Public International Law - 03/09/2014
From Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the Department of Public Law is hosting a short course that offers an opportunity to learn about key areas in the area of public international law.

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LLM in Public International Law Specializations 2015 - 13/08/2014
From Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in collaboration with the Department of Public Law of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria is calling for applications to the Faculty’s LLM in Public International Law.

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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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