UP Law celebrates yet another achievement. Prof Tladi Dire a faculty member who is the National Research Foundation South African Research Chairs Initiative in International Constitutional Law and the Future Africa Chair in Global Justice for Africa on his election as a judge to the International Court of Justice, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations at the Hague.
He will serve as a judge for a 9-year term from February 2024 as per his appointment by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. A first for a South African citizen to serve in this prestigious role.
Prof Dire brings a wealth of legal expertise having served in numerous roles including a member of the UN International Law Commission, the editorial board of the Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, co-editor in Chief South African Yearbook of International Law, special advisor for the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and legal advisory member to Presidents Chissano, Mbeki, and Mogae on border issue between Malawi and Tanzania.
In her congratulatory message, Professor Elsabe Schoeman - Faculty of Law Dean wished Prof Dire a rich and fulfilling journey in his new role. The Faculty of Law, as well as the wider University of Pretoria community, and the entire country, are incredibly proud of his well-deserved appointment.