Dire Tladi: Professor


BLC LLB (Pret) LLM (Connecticut) PhD (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Home Department: Public Law


Tladi is a professor of international law in the Department of Public of Law and a Fellow at the Institute of Comparative and International Law in Africa.  He is a member of the UN International Law Commission and its Special Rapporteur on Peremptory Norm of General International Law (Jus Cogens).  He is also a member of the Institut de Droit International.

He was formerly a Principal State Law Adviser for International Law in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the legal advisor of the South African Mission to the United Nations in New York, including during South Africa’s second spell on the UN Security Council.

Tladi has held visiting professorships and fellows at Kobe University and Humboldt University in Berlin. He is former recipient of the Fulbright scholarship.

In addition to teaching at the University of Pretoria, Tladi also presents lectures at the UN regional courses on international law for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia.


During 2018, Tladi will present lectures in the international law courses at the LLM level.  He has also presented lectures at the UN Regional Course on International Law for Africa in Addis.

Areas of interest: Public International Law


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[last updated: 29 March 2018]