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Prof Liebenberg nominated as South Africa’s candidate for election to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Prof Sandra Liebenberg, HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Law, has been nominated by the South African government as the country’s candidate to serve on the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the UN…

Two new book publications by Prof Gerhard Kemp

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The Faculty proudly announces two new publications by Professor Gerhard Kemp. Individual Criminal Liability for the International Crime of Aggression (Intersentia: Antwerp/Cambridge) 2015 The second edition of this volume contains an overview and discussion of the historical and normative processes (legal and political) that culminated in the adoption of the Kampala Resolution. The different components…

Exams postponed / Eksamens uitgestel

All November/December 2015 exams in the Law Faculty in the LLB, BA(Law), BCom(Law) and BAccLLB programmes have been postponed by a week. / Alle November/Desember 2015 eksamens in die Regsfakulteit in die LLB, BA(Regte), BCom(Regte) en BRekLLB programme is met ‘n week uitgestel.  Below is an important message to all law students. / Hieronder is…

SECOND NATIONAL LLB WRITING DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

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On 10 and 11 September 2015 delegates from 12 law faculties in South Africa along with representatives from various branches of the legal profession and a number of language experts gathered in Somerset West for the second national workshop on the development of LLB graduates’ writing abilities. The workshop was organised by Theo Broodryk and…

Annual IP Public Lecture – 6 October 2015

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The Chair of Intellectual Property Law will present the annual IP Public Lecture on 6 October 2015 with Prof Owen Dean, incumbent of the Chair of IP Law and consultant to Spoor & Fisher. The topic of Prof Dean’s lecture, Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice, will present a perspective on the “Lion Sleeps Tonight”…

Western Cape Law Teaching and Learning Conference

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On 4 September 2015 the three Western Cape Law Faculties jointly focused their attention on issues regarding teaching and learning in law, especially at undergraduate level. The one-day conference started with a keynote address by Justice Johan Froneman of the Constitutional Court. In his speech, titled “Transforming Legal Education: Incorporating Social Justice and Ethics into the…

Klare delivers 10th annual human rights lecture

Although there are limits to what courts can do, they are obliged to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and to enhance democracy. This was one of the viewpoints of Prof Karl Klare, George J. & Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor in the School of Law at Northeastern University in Boston, USA, on Thursday, 20…

Prof Rashmi Dyal-Chand delivers annual SARCPL lecture

The third annual SARCPL public lecture was delivered on 6 August 2015 by Prof Rashmi Dyal-Chand from the Northeastern University School of Law. The lecture was titled ‘A Postcolonialist View of Progressive Property’. Photo from left to right: Prof Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Prof AJ van der Walt (South African Research Chair in Property Law, Stellenbosch University) and…

Winners: 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition

The Faculty congratulates Ms Sarah Vahed (LLM winner) and Ms Tamrynne Barnes (LLB runner up) for their sterling achievements in the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition. Ms Vahed completed her LLM in 2014 and submitted her winning essay on “Protecting the child in a Pluralist State: Assessing the practice of Ukuthwala in South…

Two SU academics participate in first national TAU Fellowship programme

TAU Fellowship Programme 2015

Dr Elmarie Costandius of the Visual Arts Department and Prof. Geo Quinot of the Department of Public Law attended the national Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowship programme presented under the auspices of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association (Heltasa) and funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria from the…