The annual NRF Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence. Awards are presented to researchers in two categories, namely special recognition awards and ratings-linked awards. The special recognition awards provide a platform for honouring researchers for career achievements and contributions to knowledge creation and dissemination, as well as capacity development and transformation. 

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The SARChI Chair in International Constitutional Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria organised an international workshop on 'Controversial Aspects of the International Criminal Law Section of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights'. This workshop was held at the University of Pretoria main campus on 12 August 2016.


Two SARChI researchers affiliated with the Professorship in International Constitutional Law have recently received prestigious European funding to support research visits abroad.


On 7 June 2016 Jeanique Pretorius, a researcher affiliated with the SARChI Professorship in International Constitutional Law, took part in a round table discussion as part of a conference entitled 'Tackling Climate Change: Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations'.


On 15 March 2016 the Supreme Court of Appeal decided the case of The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v The Southern African Litigation Centre, dismissing the Government’s appeal against the North-Gauteng High Court decision which found that the Government’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was unlawful.