The International Development Law Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a seminar series titled “Trade & Investment Law Seminar Series (TILSS)”

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Room 2-65, Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria (Hatfield Campus)
Enquiries: Ms Thandeka Rasetsoke (012 420 5296 / thandeka.rasetsoke@up.ac.za)

Speaker: Professor Babatunde Fagbayibo

Babatunde Fagbayibo is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Africa. He graduated with a doctoral degree in Public Law, with specialisation in regional integration law, from the University of Pretoria. His research primarily focuses on continental supranationalism in Africa. His writings have been published in a number of academic journals and as book chapters. In addition, he has written for newspapers and blogs such as Daily Maverick (South Africa), African Arguments (UK), The Monitor (Uganda), The Pioneer (India), Daily Nation (Kenya), The Conversation, and ThisIsAfrica. He has also provided socio-political commentary and analysis for Radio France International, African Business, SA Fm, Radio Africa, Khaya Fm, Power Fm, among others. He serves as the assistant editor of the Southern African Public Law Journal (SAPL) and as an editorial board member of the African Journal of Democracy and Governance (RADG).


TILSS is a thematic seminar series conceived to address cross-cutting and current issues in the fields of international
trade, investment and finance law.

About the International Development Law Unit (IDLU)

The mission of International Development Law Unit (IDLU) is to conduct and promote policy-oriented legal research on international development law topics. Its focus is on how international legal principles can be incorporated into the procedures, operating principles, laws and regulations, and structures required to promote sustainable and equitable development at the global, regional, national, and community level, with a particular emphasis on the needs of Africa in general and Southern Africa in particular. In addition to its research activities, IDLU also seeks to stimulate discussion and debate on topics related to international development law by arranging lectures and the publication of short articles in the media on topics of current interest relating to international development. It also sponsors doctoral students and participates in the Centre’s LLM in International Trade and Investment Law for African lawyers.


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