The Faculty of Law recently hosted the latest in a series of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) lectures at the University of Pretoria. For this lecture, talks were dedicated to SDG 16, which reads as follows: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
As a polio-survivor born and raised in Ethiopia, Stellenbosch University (SU) alumnus Dagnachew ‘Dag’ Wakene worked tirelessly to overcome prejudice and misconceptions about his capabilities. In doing so, he has become a voice for many disenfranchised people, not only in his home country, but also the broader continent.
On 11 September 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the elaboration of a binding international treaty to prohibit lethal autonomous weapons systems. One of the main sources cited by the resolution is research done by Prof Christof Heyns, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
Khulisumuzi Kenneth Sithebe is a researcher affiliated with the SARChL Professorship in International Constitutional Law and an LLD candidate at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria. His doctoral thesis is titled “The implications of the fair trial standards in Article 46A of the Malabo Protocol for prosecution and trial of international and transnational crimes in Africa” and is supervised by Professor Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) together with Professor Herman van der Wilt (University of Amsterdam).
Khulisumuzi graduated with both an LLB and LLM (Human Rights) from the University of Pretoria. His LLM dissertation paid particular attention to the right to life, accountability and the International Criminal Court. He has presented research papers at conferences both domestically and internationally.
Khulisumuzi has served as Editor for the Pretoria Student Law Review, Editor-in-Chief for AfricLaw and also as a Research Associate at the South African Human Rights Commission. His main research interests include: international law; international criminal law; and human rights.