Erika de Wet


Erika de Wet is SARChi Professor of International Constitutional Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (South Africa) and Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Bonn (Germany).

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Reactions to the Backlash: Trying to Revive the SADC Tribunal through Litigation

Introduction In their article ‘Backlash against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes and Consequences’, Professors Alter, Gathii and Helfer eloquently portrays the political context leading to the rise and demise of the SADC Tribunal, the consequence of which was also the demise of an individual claims procedure for individuals in relation…

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Debating Disobeying the Security Council – is it a matter of ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’?

Erika de Wet is Co-Director and Professor of International Law, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria (South Africa); Professor of International Constitutional Law, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The author’s critique is based on views developed in Chapters 4 and 10 of her monograph entitled The Chapter VII Powers of the United Nations Security Council…

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