International Law

Following trends towards economic globalisation and supra-state governance, international law is now the most rapidly expanding legal discipline, a development that has significant implications for those deciding on postgraduate education. Trained lawyers are needed by the ever increasing number of institutions engaged in international affairs, whether criminal tribunals, labour organisations or NGOs protecting human rights and the environment. Thus graduates of the Department have entered careers involving the brokerage of peace accords, negotiating trade and tariff agreements or advising delegations to the UN, the AU and the SADC.

The following courses are available: