Dire Tladi

Professor of International Law. Member of the International Law Commission. Special Advisor to the South African Minister of International Relations And Cooperation.

Dire Tladi is a South African professor of international law. He has served as the Principal State Law Adviser for International Law for the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the South Africa Mission to the United Nations.

His main academic specializations are in public international law, international environmental law and international criminal law. On 1 January 2012 he commenced his five-year term as member of the United Nations International Law Commission.

Dire Tladi is also an author of two books, including Sustainable Development in International Law: An analysis of key enviro-economic instruments, as well as many other publications. His latest novel Blood in the Sands of Justice, is currently available here and on Amazon.com.

Other notable activities include being a member of the legal team of experts advising the mediation team of former Presidents Chissano (Mozambique), Mbeki (South Africa) and Mogae (Botswana) on the border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania since 2013. Dire Tladi is also a consultant for Pew Charitable Trusts on Oceans and the Law of the Sea.

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Planned activities for 2015


Lectures at the UN Africa Regional Course on International Law 


Present two papers at the African Court Research Initiative Meeting at the Florida International University 
Present a training course to judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Present public lecture on the ICC at the University of Johannesburg


Visiting Professor at the Kobe University in Japan
Key note address to Arbeitskreis Volkenrechstafrecht – Working group on international criminal law of the German-speaking lawyers association

May and July

Participate at the ILC session
Present a paper on the ICC and Immunities at a seminar in Humboldt University Berlin

October to January 2016

Senior Research Fellow, Humboldt University