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Faculty of Law

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...




Centre for Human Rights presents second edition of the Advanced Short Course on Children’s Rights in Africa - 24/07/2014
From Faculty of Law

An advanced short course onChildren's Rights in Africa is currently underway at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. This course, which runs from 21 to 25 July, is being presented by the Centre for Human Rights Save the Children International, the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape and the Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria.

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Mamelodi Law Clinic candidate attorney shines in School for Legal Practice exams - 23/07/2014
From UP Law Clinic Home Page

2012 University of Pretoria alumnus Tumelo (Tumi) Makata walked away with a number of awards from the Pretoria School for Legal Practice presented by the Legal Education and Development Department (LEAD) of the Law Society of South Africa on Tuesday, 15 July 2014.

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Centre for Human Rights calls on South Africa government to ensure University of Pretoria graduate is released - 22/07/2014
From Faculty of Law

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, calls on the Government of South Africa to take suitable measures to exert pressure on the government of Swaziland to ensure that Thulani Maseko, a graduate of the University of Pretoria, be released from prison and not be sentenced to imprisonment.

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Multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights in South Africa - 22/07/2014
From Faculty of Law

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR), together with the United Nations Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) of the OHCHR and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights at the University of Pretoria on 21 July 2014.

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Damage will rest where it falls if fracking goes ahead, UP professor of law warns - 21/07/2014
From Department of Private Law

Prof Birgit Kuschke is talking about an issue few lawyers in South Africa focus on. Kuschke is one of a handful of legal academics who are working on issues regarding insurance against environmental damage. Having already worked on issues around genetically modified organisms, electromagnetic fields and toxic mould, her attention has now shifted to the legal effects of fracking. While many have voiced concern about the grievous effects fracking has on the environment, such as water damage and the migration of pollution, few have discussed the massive legal and financial ramifications, especially for the insurance industry.

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