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.
Meetali Jain is an international human rights lawyer, who practiced for several years in Washington DC and California. She lectures on the Centre for Human Rights' LLM Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation around issues of clinical legal education. In 2015, she assists with supervising the Centre's Right to Life clinical group, and in 2014, she assisted with the Business and Human Rights and Litigation clinical groups. Meetali manages the research project focused on commissions of inquiry in Africa for the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa. She has also been involved with coordination of the National Schools Moot Competition.