Welcome to the Faculty of Law - 'A Global Law Faculty in Africa'
Seen from one perspective, the Faculty of Law consists of staff, students and the building. It is, however, also much more than that: It represents an idea, namely the idea of a society governed by the rule of law and not by individuals. Our Faculty pursues this idea by focusing on the law and on excellence in all divisions of jurisprudence. It is also pursued by focusing on jurists and by preparing our students to become leaders of their communities where they can promote the law and its principles effectively. Read more...
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
The Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria is looking forward to the forthcoming visits by eminent Professors Suvianna Hakaletho-Wainio and Johan van der Vyver during February and March 2014 respectively.
On 16 and 17 May the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is hosting a workshop titled: "The Implementation of International Law in South Africa – Strengthening the Rule of Law by Following the German Model?”
The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria cordially invites interested parties to a public lecture by Prof Johan D van der Vyver, IT Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Emory Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, and Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Private Law, University of Pretoria on 12 March 2014 at the University of Pretoria.
A public affairs engagement document by multinational pharmaceutical companies that has come to light last week titled "A proposal prepared for PhRMA and IPASA: Campaign to prevent damage to innovation from the proposed Draft National IP Policy in South Africa" has again put the spotlight on SA’s first attempt to develop a national policy on intellectual property.