Martha Bradley has received a prestigious doctoral scholarship from The Hague Academy of International Law. This scholarship will allow her to travel to The Hague and conduct research at The Hague Academy of International Law for a period of two months, commencing in July 2017.
It will also enable her to attend The Hague Academy of International Law Summer Courses on Public International Law. Martha’s research topic is ‘The collective responsibility of organised armed groups for the violation of the law of non-international armed conflict’ and she is supervised by Professor Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) and Professor Jann Kleffner (Swedish Defence University). At The Hague Academy of International Law, she will be able to thoroughly research the attribution of responsibility for violations of the law on non-international armed conflict to organized armed groups collectively, and network with other researchers in the field of public international law.
This award follows two other SARChI researchers who received international scholarships to fund research abroad. In 2016 Kenneth Sithebe received a scholarship from the Foundation Study Fund for South African Students, which will enable him to conduct research towards his doctoral thesis entitled ‘International Criminal Justice and the Right to a Fair Trial, as a Human Right’ and is supervised Professor Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) together with Professor Herman van der Wilt (University of Amsterdam) at the University of Amsterdam for a period of six months, commencing in September 2017. Also in 2016, Jeanique Pretorius received a van Calker scholarship from the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (ISDC) in Lausanne, Switzerland to conduct a three-month research visit from April until June 2016 as well as a seven-month scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdiens (DAAD) to fund a research visit at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany from November 2017. These scholarships have enabled her to conduct thorough research on her doctoral thesis which is ‘The protection of the environment in non-international armed conflict under international treaty law’, which is supervised by Professor Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) and Professor Jann Kleffner (Swedish Defence University).
We congratulate them on their achievements!