Topic: “The Decolonization of Customary International Law” – Prof Jean d’Aspremont, holder of the Chair in Public International Law, University of Manchester, founder of the Manchester International Law Centre and Prof of International Law, Sciences Po School of Law, Paris, France. Date: 5 June 2019 Time: 10h30 Venue:South African Research Chair in International Law, 21 Chiselhurst Ave, Auckland Park, Johannesburg RSVP before 20 May 2019Read More →

SAIFAC invites you to submit an abstract for a paper on International Law and Justice for Victims of the Gross Human Rights Violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, a conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 27 – 29 November 2019.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 March 2019 ( The conference is co-organised and supported by: SAIFAC (the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law), a Centre of the University of Johannesburg; SARCIL (the South African Research Chair in International Law); and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan Africa.Read More →

The following scholars were hosted for research purposes and/or the presentation of seminars/lectures: Prof Alexander Mezyaev, Kazan University, Russia Dr Vasilka Sancin, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Dr Ivana Jelic, University of Podgorico, Montenegro and currently a member of the European Court of Human Rights Prof Bruce Oswald, University of Melbourne, Australia Prof Jann Kleffner, Swedish Defence College, Stockholm. Prof Duncan French, Dean, School of Law, Lincoln University, UK. Prof Rudiger Wolfrum, Former Director of the Max Planck Institute of Public International Law, Heidelberg, Germany and Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Prof (Emeritus) Torsten Stein, formerly ProfessorRead More →