While Judge Thokozile Masipa has granted the State leave to appeal the Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence, the case has nonetheless raised serious questions about aspects such as legal ethics, contempt of court and the dark halo of sensationalism; fertile ground for UCT's Kelly Phelps, CNN's legal analyst during the trial.
On 18 - 21 November 2014, the UNHCR and the UCT Refugee Rights Unit launched the Cape Town Programme in International Refugee Law.
Professor Pierre de Vos, Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, was invited to deliver a paper on the limitation of rights at the third annual meeting of the Arab Association of Constitutional Lawyers, which was held on 16 and 17 October 2014 in Beirut, Lebanon
Since our début Film Festival in 2012 was such a huge success and thanks to continued Faculty participation and support, we will host it for the third time. We would like to continue to make this an annual event on the Law Faculty's calendar. Students in the Natural Resources Law and Pollution Law LLM courses will as part of their practical course work produce a short film of 7-10 minutes on a topic of their choice.