On 8 and 9 October, members of the Academic Working Group – a group of experts convened by the Geneva Academy and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (University of Pretoria) – met at the Villa Moynier to consult states and to discuss revisions made to a proposed text of guidance on less-lethal weapons (LLWs) and related equipment in law enforcement.
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.
Toby Fisher is a London-based barrister who acts in a wide range of human rights and public law claims in the United Kingdom and abroad. Between 2012 - 2014, he represented the South African Human Rights Commission in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the killing of 44 individuals at a mine in South Africa. Prior to that, he was junior counsel to the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. He is a member of the UK Attorney General’s panel of counsel and is a contributing author to ‘Human Rights Practice’ published by Thomson Reuters. He graduated from Cambridge University with double first class honours and holds a Masters with distinction in international human rights law from the London School of Economics. He is currently assisting Prof Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, in a revision of the UN Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions.