Dire Tladi

Global Visiting Professor of Law


Dire Tladi is a professor of international law in the Department of Public of Law and a Fellow at the Institute of Comparative and International Law in Africa of the University of Pretoria. He is a member of the UN International Law Commission and its Special Rapporteur on Peremptory Norm of General International Law (Jus Cogens). He is also a member of the Institut de Droit International.

He was formerly a Principal State Law Adviser for International Law in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the legal advisor of the South African Mission to the United Nations in New York, including during South Africa’s second spell on the UN Security Council. He also served as Special Adviser to the South African Foreign Minister and has appeared as counsel before the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial and Appeals Chambers.

Professor Tladi has held visiting professorships and fellowships at Kobe University and Humboldt University in Berlin. He is two-time recipient of the Fulbright scholarship.

In addition to teaching at the University of Pretoria, Professor Tladi also presents lectures at the UN regional courses on international law for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia.

Professor Tladi received B.L.C. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Pretoria, an LL.M. from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.