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.
Yvonne is an LLD candidate with the University of Pretoria, Department of Jurisprudence. She holds an LLM:Research in Jurisprudence (UP) and has previously worked with the Centre for Human Rights, Gender Unit. Her research interests include (women’s) human rights, post-apartheid jurisprudence, gender studies, post- (and de) colonialism. She is currently serving as a researcher with the Institute for Comparative Law, on the Commissions of Inquiry Project investigating the extent to which these mechanisms may be further fostered in accountability for violations of the right to life.