Representatives of the QMUL’s Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) visited Cape Town University from 5-12 April 2016 to engage in collaboration with their Centre counterpart. The delegation from Queen Mary's CJC included the Head of the Department of Law and Centre Director Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Visiting Professor Rudi Fortson QC, Lecturer in Law Dr Daniela Nadj, PhD student Ms Dominique Mystris, and Lecturer in Criminal Law and Centre Director Dr Saskia Hufnagel.
During the course of the visit a number of seminars were presented by the delegation to staff, PhD, Masters and LLB students at Cape Town University and in particular the Criminal Justice Centre. Presentations included ‘The Global Governance of Transnational Crime: Challenges for Human Rights and the Rule of Law’ by Prof Valsamis Mitsilegas and a joint presentation with views from both practice and academia on ‘Money Laundering and Asset Recovery in the EU: A UK perspective’ by Professor Mitsilegas and Professor Rudi Fortson QC.
Two seminars were held by Dr Saskia Hufnagel on ‘The Laws of International Policing: Comparing Regulation on Cross-Border Law Enforcement’ and ‘Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting fresh paintings of art theft, fraud, and plunder’. Dr Daniela Nadj furthermore held a number of lectures for LLB students from a variety of faculties in international public law and human rights law.
The visit was facilitated by Professor Rashida Manjoo and Professor Mark Shaw from Cape Town University and the delegation was received by Dean Penny Andrews, the Head of Department (Public Law) Elrena van der Spuy, the Deputy Dean (Internationalisation) Sandy Paterson and colleagues from the Law Clinic and Refugee Clinic.