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​The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) is a centre of the University of Johannesburg and a leading research centre in South Africa producing advanced research in its focus areas. SAIFAC’s vision is to be an internationally recognized centre of research excellence in its key focus areas of constitutional, human rights, public and international law.
SAIFAC’s mission is to produce advanced research in its focus areas, to foster collaboration and engagement between academics and members of the legal community across South Africa and internationally, and to advance constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law in Southern Africa.

Upcoming events...

Public lecture: “Exploring the Exciting Field of Animal Law in the USA and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities In the Era of Trump”

Animal Law Invite.pdf

Call for papers...

Conference - A Human Rights-Based Approach to education in South Africa 
6- 7 November 2017
Submission deadline: 2 May 2017

Making news headlines...

SAIFAC and SARCIL made a submission to parliament on the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill. The argument was that the bill and the justifications provided for it are irrational and violate core foundational features of the South African Constitution.

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