Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

Background

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) was established as a research institute in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria in 2011. Its main focus is on international and domestic law across Africa, but it also engages with international law beyond the borders of the continent, housing several members of UN mechanisms.

Further Information

As part of the Centre for Human Rights, ICLA partners with universities across the continent, and also engages frequently with the African Union.

Building upon research expertise accumulated during the Director’s mandate as UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, ICLA is now the home of a multidisciplinary research hub, “Freedom from Violence” which looks to bring together expertise from both human-rights based and public-health approaches to the problem of interpersonal and collective violence in Africa. In this connection it has begun an extensive doctoral programme, bringing students from seven different African countries to Pretoria to research issues ranging from counter-terrorism to public health statistics.

Visit the hub : Freedom from Violence