Human Rights Law Centre

Apartheid and International Law

On 11 and 12 May 2021, the Human Rights Law Centre and the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre hosted a two-day closed multidisciplinary workshop on Apartheid and International Law: The Past, The Here and Now.

The online workshop was convened by Senior Research Fellow Victor Kattan as part of his Nottingham Research Fellowship based at the School of Law at the University of Nottingham.

Speakers and Chairs included:

  • Carola Lingaas (VID Specialized University Oslo)
  • David Keane (Dublin City University)
  • Eva Pils (King's College London)
  • Goolam Vahed (University of KwaZulu Natal)
  • John Dugard (Leiden University)
  • Kate O’Regan (University of Oxford)
  • Max Du Plessis (Doughty Street Chambers)
  • Melissa Crouch (University of New South Wales Law School)
  • Michael Sfard (Yesh Din)
  • Olympia Bekou (University of Nottingham)
  • Pansy Tlakula (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)
  • Paul Eden (University of Sussex)
  • Penelope Andrews (New York Law School)
  • Robert McCorquodale (University of Nottingham)
  • Ryan Irwin (University at Albany-State University of New York)
  • Sandra SK Manickam (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Teresa Barnes (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Thomas Borstelmann (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Tshepo Madlingozi (Centre for Applied Legal Studies at WITS University)
  • Yasmin Sooka (Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan)

The speakers were welcomed by Professor Aoife Nolan (Co-Director of the Human Rights Law Centre) and Professor Dino Kritsiotis (Co-Director of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre).

The event benefited enormously from the inputs of a wide range of invited expert participants, including historians, political scientists, lawyers, policy makers, diplomats, anthropologists, and human rights activists. These individuals have either experienced apartheid first-hand, or have studied and documented it, whether in South Africa or elsewhere.

Posted on Thursday 13th May 2021

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