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Forthcoming Symposium on Statelessness - CALL FOR PAPERS

Symposium Co-Organised By the North-West University (NWU) and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on The International Human Right to a Nationality, the Prevention of Statelessness, and the Protection of Stateless Individuals in The 21st Century Dates: October 31 – November 2, 2017; Venue: North-West University (NWU), Mafikeng Campus; Mafikeng, North-West, South Africa. More info....


IUCN Academy of Environmental Law's Senior Scholarship Prize

The Faculty is proud of its Extraordinary Professor, Jonathan Verschuuren from the University of Tilburg who is the recipient of the 2017 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law's Senior Scholarship Prize. Prof Verschuuren has written more than 200 publications in the fields of environmental law, including many articles in outstanding refereed journals throughout the world. Some of his research themes include climate change, adaptation, coastal adaptation, geo-engineering, climate change and armed conflicts, biodiversity, European and International Environmental Law, Environmental Justice, and globalisation and the environment.

A New Book is Published

A book to which Professor Louis J Kotze and Caiphas Brewsters Soyapi served as both editors and contributors has just been published by UNEP. The book examines new frontiers in the implementation of constitutional, international, and regional rights-based approaches to promote environmental protection. Much gratitude goes to the faculty as a whole for the support and to some specific faculty members for the contributions. These include Dr Paola Villavicencio Calzadilla, Prof Anél du Plessis, Dr WD Lubbe and Michelle Barnard.

First publishers acknowledged

First publishers acknowledged

A total of 40 staff members of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom Campus received recognition for their first publication of a research article.This event is held annually to welcome staff members into the ranks of research publishers. Prof Susan Visser, Vice-Rector: Research and Planning, said that everyone is now at the beginning of their research career where great things lie in the future. “It is never too late to start with research – the secret is to just start.” The rector, Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg, said that he still remembered the feeling of satisfaction when... read more