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Hiroshige Fujii and Prof Elrena van der Spuy
Visiting Fellow from United Nations University Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45

The Department of Public Law welcomed Hiroshige Fujii from November 2016 to March 2017 who is a member of the United Nations University Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (2016-2017) and a Ph.D. Candidate (Human Security) in the University of Tokyo, Japan. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he earned an Advanced LL.M specialized in International Criminal Law at Grotius Centre, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Pocket Law
A legal library in your pocket!
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:00

The DGRU,  AfricanLII and Saflii  are proud to announce the launch of a joint project - Pocket Law - An offline, updatable  resource of legal information. After a year spent developing and perfecting pocket law, we finally  launched Pocket Law to the Faculty of Law staff at UCT, on the 24th May 2016.

Recent activities by Public Law staff
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 09:45

A few Public Law staff members was actively busy participating in public talks, conferences and seminar during late November 2015 to February 2016.

Prof Pierre de Vos delivered a lecture on LGBTI rights in South Africa
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:45

On January 14th 2016, Professor Pierre de Vos delivered a lecture on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) rights in South Africa at Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland.

UCT appoints new Dean of Law
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 15:15

The University of Cape Town has appointed Professor Penelope (Penny) Andrews as the new Dean of the Faculty of Law. She will take up her post in January 2016. In his announcement of this appointment to the campus community on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price said: "Professor Andrews is a noted human rights scholar and advocate, and is currently the President and professor of law at Albany Law School in the state of New York, USA, having formerly served as President and Dean.

Two new appointees in the Public Law Department
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 08:00

The Public Law Department has recently appointed Mr Phindile Ntliziywana and Mr Khomotso Moshikaro, as lecturers in the department. Please see below a short bio on Mr Ntliziywana and Mr Moshikaro:

Mr Phindile Ntliziywana holds LLB (2008) and LLM (2009) degrees from the University of the Western Cape.

Vacancy - Teaching Assistants 2016
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 15:00

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2016.

Professor Loretta Feris is participating in the Montevideo IV, 7-11 September 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:45

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).

Professor Pierre de Vos was invited to give an expert submission in a same-sex marriage case, by the Colombian Constitutional Court
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 08:45

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.

UN expert (Rashida Manjoo) urges States to agree to specific legal obligations to fight violence against women and girls
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:30

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.


 

Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 09:45

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.

DGRU's report on the SADC judges’ forum in Windhoek
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 09:00

DGRU facilitated its second SADC judges forum in Windhoek, Namibia. The forum gave judges from around the SADC region an opportunity to meet and discuss important issues of mutual interest in a safe, reflective space.

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