GLAS Speaker: UN Special Rapporteur Dire Tladi Presents His Report on Peremptory Norms of International Law

Monday, February 25 at 12:10pm to 1:15pm

UCI School of Law, Law 3500 401 E. Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697

Dire Tladi, Global Visiting Professor of Law at UCI Law, Member of the UN International Law Commission and its Special Rapporteur on Peremptory Norms of General International Law (Jus Cogens), will discuss his current report on jus cogens to the UN International Law Commission. The UN General Assembly created the International Law Commission in 1948 for the “promotion of the progressive development of international law and its codification.” Jus cogens norms are fundamental norms of international law from which States may not contract out, whether through treaty or other means. The report addresses the question of regional vs. general jus cogens and outlines an illustrative list of peremptory norms recognized by the Commission. This report has not yet been published by the UN and it is a special privilege for us to discuss it with Professor Tladi before it goes public.

Professor Tladi teaches international law in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria, where he serves as a Fellow at the Institute of Comparative and International Law in Africa. He is also a member of the Institut de Droit International, and was formerly a Principal State Law Adviser for International Law in South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Copies of the report will be sent to those who register to attend.

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