This is a legal commentary on the most recent global disarmament law treaty. Born out of deep concern about the humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and a frustration at the refusal of nuclear-armed powers to countenance nuclear disarmament, the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an important addition to the corpus of international law.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, under the general guidance of the Regional Representative, the intern reports to the respective Human Rights Officer within the area of assignment. This internship is being offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with the possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months and a commencement date ranging/ starting from 1 March 2019 to June 2019.
The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) is a research institute located in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria. The ICLA was established at the beginning of 2011 and is located in a beautifully renovated house with wooden floors next to the Law Building. The Institute houses an extensive collection of antique furniture and art and also serves as the Christo Coetzee museum.
ICLA houses staff members from various departments in the Faculty of Law, as well as visitors and post-graduate students. A total of 32 doctoral students are currently registered with ICLA staff members and 36 have completed their doctoral studies. The main focus of ICLA is on international and domestic law in Africa, but it also has a broader focus on international law beyond the borders of the continent.