This week Prof Feris is participating as an independent expert and observer at the “Meeting of senior government officials in environmental law on the midterm review of the fourth Montevideo Programme” in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Montevideo Programme identifies priority areas for action in the field of environmental law, to be be undertaken by the international law community and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Prof Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, was invited by the Colombian Constitutional Court to make an expert submission to it to assist it in a case dealing with same-sex marriage. Prof De Vos made a video submission of ten minutes which was played to the court on 30 July 2015.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, called for the creation of a legally binding framework on violence against women and girls within the United Nations human rights system, to ensure State accountability.
Very few sentences issued are ever served out in their entirety. This is standard criminal justice practice globally, not just in South Africa, writes Kelly Phelps, senior lecturer in Criminal Justice at UCT.