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.
Petronell Kruger graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2013 (LLB) and 2014 (LLM). She previously held positions from the University of Pretoria as a junior member of Staff (2011-2013), Open Society Initiative for West Africa in the Dakar Regional Office (2014) and as a student researcher for ICLA (2013). Her current research interests include human rights and taxation, comparing accountability mechanisms in the African region and the right to life. She co-authored an article on the protection of the right to life in African constitutions that is forthcoming in the Pretoria Student Law Review this year.