The research activities of the Chair are broadly informed by and related to the three pillars on which the United Nations is founded, namely international peace and security, economic and social development and the protection of human rights. In all three areas the African continent faces serious challenges, made worse by the special ways in which they are interlinked. To support research in these areas the NRF also makes available a limited number of bursaries on an annual basis to full-time masters and doctoral students. Collaboration with scholars and institutions in other parts of the world is also an important objective of the Chair.
SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH CHAIR IN INTERNATIONAL LAW