Johan D. van der Vyver

Johan D. van der Vyver is the I.T. Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Emory law school in Atlanta, Georgia. van der Vyver received a Doctor Legum, from University of Pretoria in 1974 and a Diploma of the International and Comparative Law of Human Rights of the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France in 1986. He also has two honorary Doctor Legum degrees from the University of Zululand and the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. He was heavily involved in the promotion of human rights in South Africa, advocating for an end to apartheid, while a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He served as a fellow in the Human Rights Program at the Carter Center from 1995 to March 1998 before becoming a professor of law at Emory University School of Law. He is a Senior Fellow at Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He is the author of several law review articles and supplements including Morality, Human Rights, and Foundation of the Law, International Criminal Court and the Concept of Mens Rea in International Criminal Law. In October 2006, van der Vyver addressed the U.S.


1. University of Pretoria Colleges/University

The University of Pretoria (commonly referred to as UP, Tuks, or Tukkies) is a multi campus public research university located in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African insitution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian house to approximately 39,000 in 2010. The University was built on 7 suburban campuses on 1120ha (2767acre).

Type Public university
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Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, 0002 - Pretoria, Gauteng
2008. 28,450
2008. 10,484
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