UP researchers' proposal to give South stronger role at UN implemented

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A number of Univeristy of Pretoria researchers have been arguing that the United Nations human rights system will be more effecitive - with more visibility and greater global ownership - if the bodies monitoring human rights compliance by states meet not only in Geneva, but also in other parts of the world when monitoring compliance. Samoa will now be the first country to implement this proposal, when they host the Committee on the Rights of the Child there next year. According to Prof Christof Heyns, a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, this will in particualr allow countries from the South to engage more directly and on a more eqaul footing with the system.


Major injection for international law education in South Africa

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16 October 2019 - The President of the South African Law Deans’ Association, Professor Letlhokwa George Mpedi, recently announced a partnership with global law firm White & Case LLP to support students from law faculties throughout South Africa to participate in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (“Jessup”) for at least the next two years.



Invitation: launch of the United Nations Human Rights Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons and Related Equipment in Law Enforcement

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You are cordially invited by the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in collaboration with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva to the launch of the United Nations Human Rights Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons and Related Equipment in Law Enforcement.


ICLA and Centre for Human Rights launch new website containing laws on the right to peaceful assembly for all UN recognised states


ICLA and the Centre for Human Rights are delighted to announce the launch of their new global online repository of laws on the right of peaceful assembly.

Laws on the Right of Peaceful Assembly Worldwide, at www.rightofassembly.info, contains legislation and regulations on the conduct and policing of assemblies in all 197 states recognised by the United Nations. 


Invitation: Managing public assemblies by Prof Christof Heyns

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The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA), University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Law Faculty, University of Cape Town cordially invite you to a discussion by Prof Christof  Heyns to be held on managing public assemblies.

Date: Friday 27 September
Time: 13:00 - 14-00
Venue: Staff Common Room Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town
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