As seductive as certain perspectives of international law may appear to those who disagree with the outcome of the interpretative exercise conducted by this Court in the contempt judgment, sight must not be lost of the proper place of international law, especially in respect of an application for rescission. The approach that my Brother adopts may be apposite in the context of an appeal, where a court is enjoined to consider whether the court a quo erred in its interpretation of the law. Although it should be clear by now, I shall repeat it once more: this is not an appeal, for this Court’s orders are not appealable. I am deeply concerned that seeking to rely on articles of the ICCPR as a basis for rescission constitutes nothing more than sophistry.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN: FACULTY OF LAW
APPLICATIONS FOR THE DOCTORAL AND RESEARCH MASTER’S PROGRAMMES
The Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town hosts scholars and students from many nations. It provides a highly interactive and friendly environment for study and research, and its doctoral and research master’s programmes are growing fast. For the 2014 intake, the Faculty is seeking 15 highly motivated individuals to join these programmes in the following fields of research:
Public Law: Human Rights; Criminal Justice; Environmental Law; Evidence; Law and Society; Women, Land and Policy; Traditional Leaders; International Law (including International Criminal Law); Constitutional Law.
Commercial Law: Comparative Law in Africa; Labour Law; Law and Development in Africa; Specific Contracts.
Private Law: Property Law (in particular (1) Expropriation Law; (2) Mineral and Petroleum Resources in Africa); Delict; Legal History; Contract; Unjustified Enrichment; Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; Family Law (including Women and Children’s Law); Legal Education; Consumer Protection; African Customary Law.
Applicants for the positions should submit online, to the Admissions Office.
The final date for submission of applications is 30 August 2014.
Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews, which may be held in Cape Town or by teleconference in October 2014.
For further information see www.doctoralprogram.uct.ac.za or contact the Faculty of Law Office at Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za or on ++27 21 650 5409.BACK TO TOP