UP's Professor Dire Tladi appointed as First Vice-Chair of International Law Commission

Posted on May 05, 2021

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Professor Dire Tladi was recently elected as the First Vice-Chair of the International Law Commission (ILC) for the 72nd Session being held in Geneva from 26 April to 4 June and from 5 July to 6 August 2021.

The Professor of International Law in UP’s Department of Public Law and Research Fellow of the Institute for Comparative Law and International Law in Africa has previously served as Chair of the Drafting Committee (2013) and General Rapporteur (2014) of the ILC. He is also currently its Special Rapporteur on Peremptory Norms of General International Law (Jus Cogens). Prof Tladi’s distinguished eminence also includes being the South African Research Chair in International Constitutional Law and a Member of the Institut de Droit International. He has served as the Principal State Law Adviser for International Law for the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation and Legal Counsellor to the South Africa Mission to the United Nations.

In her congratulatory note, a proud Professor Elsabe Schoeman, Dean of the Faculty of Law, wished Prof Tladi well with the additional responsibilities and expressed the Faculty’s appreciation for his exemplary contributions to maintaining its claim to fame as ‘Africa’s Global Law Faculty’.

- Author Elzet Hurter

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