The Influence of International Law on the Development of South African Municipal Law - Dr Hein Lubbe

The relationship between international law and municipal law is an important international law issue. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 contains various provisions with regards to the position of international law in the South African legal order. The interpretation of these provisions, however, brings about uncertainty. The primary aim of this project is to investigate the relationship between international law and municipal law, with specific reference to the South African legal order.

Aims of the project: The project aims, from the angle of different legal scientific disciplines and from an interdisciplinary approach, to identify deficiencies in the South African legal theory and practice; to propose possible solutions thereto; and to critically evaluate new developments in South African law.

New Thinking in Law - Dr Michelle Barnard

The law does not function in a vacuum. For the legal scientific activities to be relevant, effective and accessible, modern social realities must be considered by taking cognisance of developments in other scientific domains. Interdisciplinary research becomes increasingly necessary.

Aims of the project: The project aims from the angle of different legal scientific disciplines and from an interdisciplinary approach to identify deficiencies in the South African legal theory and practice and propose possible solutions thereto and critically evaluate new developments in South African law.