On 14 November 2018, Prof. Erika de Wet, SARChI Professor of International Constitutional Law, published the article entitled: ‘The invocation of the right to self-defence in response to armed attacks conducted by armed groups: Implications for attribution’, in the First View section of the prestigious Leiden Journal of International Law.

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Prof. Erika de Wet, SARChI Professor of International Constitutional Law, has been awarded a prestigious German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship in the category Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists. Prof. De Wet, who is an NRF-A-rated scholar, will take up the scholarship from October through December 2018 at the University of Bonn, where she is also Honorary Professor. During this time she will work on a monograph on ‘Intervention by Invitation and the Use of Force’ which is under contract with Oxford University Press and due for submission in 2019.

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Rani Pillay, a SARChI doctoral candidate whose specialisation is in Child Law, Bioethics and Medical Law, was interviewed by the Sunday Times on 12 August 2018.   Her press commentary was on domestic and foreign legal positions relating to the right of donor-conceived children to information concerning their genetic origins.


Lukman A. Abdulrauf, a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with SARChI, recently published an article titled ‘The challenges for the rule of law posed by the increasing use of electronic surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa’ in Volume 18 of the African Human Rights Law Journal