Erika de Wet
In 2020 Erika de Wet commenced as Professor of International Law and Head of the Institute of International Relations in the Faculty of Law, University of Graz, Austria. Since July 2015 she is also Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Bonn, Germany. Between 1991 and 2019, Erika de Wet studied and worked in various capacities in Germany, Switzerland, the United States, The Netherlands and South Africa. Immediately before joining the University of Graz, she was the first South African Research Initiative (SARChI) Professor of International Constitutional Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2016-2019).
She obtained her B.Iur and LL.B as well as her LL.D at the University of the Free State, South Africa. She holds an LL.M from Harvard University and completed her Habilitationsschrift at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in December 2002. A revised version, entitled the Chapter VII Powers of the United Nations Security Council, was subsequently published with Hart Publishing in 2004. Her work has been widely cited, including by the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the United Kingdom Supreme Court. Her most recent book is entitled Military Assistance on Request and the Use of Force. It was published with Oxford University Press in 2020 and was subsequently nominated by the publisher for the European Society of International Law Book Prize 2021. She is inter alia a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ICON and since October 2020 Erika de Wet is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law.