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 Prof. Werner  Scholtz

Position: Senior Professor and HOD
Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: Doctorate (Leiden)
Tel: 021 959 2171
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Email: wscholtz@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Werner Scholtz (born on 4 December 1974) obtained his doctorate in law from Leiden University in 2001. Scholtz is a Senior Professor of Law and Head of Department in the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence of the University of the Western Cape(South Africa) as well as a Visiting Professor at Lincoln Law School (UK). He specialises in international environmental law. His current research focuses on the consequences of the increasing importance of animal welfare for international wildlife law and resulted in publications in Transnational Environmental Law, the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy as well as a book publication (W Scholtz (ed.) Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law, Edward Elgar, 2019). Scholtz is an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and “internationally acclaimed”National Research Foundation rated researcher. Werner Scholtz has served on several International Law Association Committees.

Publications

Books:

W Scholtz and J Verschuuren (eds.) Regional Environmental Law: Transnational Comparative Lessons in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development (Edward Elgar, 2015) 444pp

W Scholtz (ed.) Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) 323pp​​


Articles in International Journals:

W Scholtz ‘Killing them Softly: Animal Welfare and the Inhumanity of Whaling’ Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy (2017) 18-37W Scholtz 

‘Injecting compassion into International Wildlife Law via a Welfare-Centric Ethic. From Compassion to Conservation?’Transnational Environmental Law (2017) 463-483

W Scholtz and G Ferreira ‘Transitional Justice and Climate Change Negotiations: The Advent of a Carbon TRC?’Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa(2015) 42-58

W Scholtz and G Ferreira ‘Much Ado About Nothing? The SADC Tribunal’s Quest for the Rule of Law’ Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht/Heidelberg International Law Journal (2011) 331-358

W Scholtz ‘Equity as the Basis for Future Global Emission Reductions: Between Pragmatic Panacea and Idealistic Impediment. The optimization of the CBDR principle via Realism’ The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (2009) 166-182

W Scholtz and G Ferreira ‘Has the Constitutional Court found the Lost Ball in the High Weeds? The Interpretation of Section 231 of the South African Constitution’ The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (2009) 264-271

W Scholtz ‘Custodial Sovereignty: Reconciliation of Sovereignty and Global Environmental Challenges amongst the Vestiges of Colonialism’ Netherlands International Law Review (2008) 323-341

W Scholtz ‘Environmental Security as the Yeast for the Refinement of International Law’ Oxford Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2008) 135-162

W Scholtz ‘Common heritage: Saving the Environment for Humankind or Exploiting Resources in the Name of Eco-Imperialism?’ Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (2008) 273-293

W Scholtz ‘The Interpretation of section 231: A Lost Ball in the High Weeds!’ Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (2008) 221-244

W Scholtz ‘Animal culling: A Sustainable Approach or Anthropocentric Atrocity? Issues of Biodiversity. Towards Custodial Sovereignty’ Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law (2005) 9-30

W Scholtz ‘The Transfer of Technology between the North and the South: Killed by the TRIPS Agreement?’ Tilburg Foreign Law Review (2005) 208-231


Chapters in Books:

W Scholtz ‘Equity in International Environmental Law’ in L Rajamani and J Peele (eds.) Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (forthcoming, Oxford, 2019)

W Scholtz ‘Introduction’ in: W Scholtz (ed.) Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) 1-8

W Scholtz ‘Trading in Rhino Horn for the sake of Conservation: Dehorning the Myth trough the Emergence of Wildlife Welfare’ in: W Scholtz (ed.) Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) 235-268

W Scholtz ‘Global Goals and the Environment: We are on a Road to Nowhere’ in D French and L Kotze (eds.) Sustainable Development Goals. Law, Theory and Implementation (Edward Elgar, 2018)222-249 (with M Barnard)

W Scholtz ‘Climate Change and the African Union’ in T Humby et al Climate Change. Law and Governance in South Africa (Juta, 2016) 1-21

W Scholtz ‘Human rights and the Environment in the African Union context’ in: L Kotze and A Grear (eds.) The Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment (Edward Elgar, 2015) 401-422

‘Introduction’ in Regional Environmental Law: Transnational Comparative Lessons in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development (Edward Elgar, 2015) 1-17 (with J Verschuuren) (To be reprinted with permission of authors in JE Viñuales (ed.) Research Collection Comparative Environmental Law(Edward Elgar)

‘Africa and Climate Change: Legal perspectives from the AU’ in W Scholtz and J Verschuuren (eds.) Regional Environmental Law: Transnational Comparative Lessons in the Pursuit of Sustainable Development (Edward Elgar, 2015) 51-71 (with D Pallangyo)

‘Legal Protection of the Environment in H Strydom (ed.) International Law (Oxford, 2015) 504-544

W Scholtz ‘Human Rights and Climate Change: Extending the Extraterritorial Dimension via the Common Concern’ in W Benedek et al (eds.) Common Interest and International Law (Intersentia, 2014) 127-142

W Scholtz ‘Greening Permanent Sovereignty through the Common Concern in the Climate Change Regime: Awake Custodial Sovereignty!’ in: O Ruppel (ed.) International Climate Law and Global Governance: Legal Responses to a Changing Environment (Nomos, 2013) 201-214

W Scholtz ‘Custodial Sovereignty: Reconciliation of Sovereignty and Global Environmental Challenges amongst the Vestiges of Colonialism’ in: K de Feyter (ed.) Globalisation and Common Responsibilities of States in International Law (Ashgate, 2013) (Reprinted with permission from Cambridge publishers)

W Scholtz ‘A Sustainable and Equitable Legal Order’ in: K Morrow, A H Benjamin, J Benidickson, B Boer, (eds.) Environmental Law and Sustainability after Rio (Edward Elgar, 2011) 119-137

L Kotze and W Scholtz ‘Environmental Law - Africa, Sub-Saharan’ in: K Bosselmann, D Fogel, and JB Ruhl (eds.) The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, vol. 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability (Berkshire, 2011) 179-187

W Scholtz ‘Environmental Harmonisation in the SADC region: an Acute Case of Asymmetry’ in: K Meesen et al (eds.) Economic Law as an Economic Good: Its Rule Function and its Tool Function in the Competition of Systems (Sellier European Publishers, 2009) 385-397


Articles in National Journals:

M Barnard and W Scholtz ‘Fiat Lux! Deriving a Right to Energy from the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2013) 49-66

W Scholtz and C Kentaro ‘International Armed Conflict and the Environment: Lessons from the Revised Convention’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2014)

W Scholtz ‘The Reconciliation of Transnational Economic, Social and Cultural Human Rights Obligations and Sovereign Equality via the Common Interest’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2012) 232-248

W Scholtz ‘The African Continent and the Special Situation/Vulnerability Principle in the Climate Change Regime’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2011) 201-208 (Note)

W Scholtz 'Review of the Role, Functions and Terms of Reference of the SADC Tribunal' SADC Law Journal (2011) 197-203 (Note)

W Scholtz ‘Environmentally Displaced Persons, Climate Change and the AU: The Day After No Tomorrow?’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2010) 35-55

W Scholtz ‘The Promotion of Regional Environmental Security and Africa's Common Position on Climate Change' (2010) African Human Rights Law Journal 1-25

W Scholtz ‘One Environment, Different Countries: a Critical Southern Discourse on the Common but Differentiated Responsibilities Principle’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2008) 113-136

W Scholtz ‘Northern NGOs, Southern NGOs and International Environmental Law: The Common Interest of Humankind is the Interest of Northern Mankind!’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2007) 247-260      

W Scholtz ‘The Promotion of Sustainable Development through Co-operation: a Case for the Creation of a Global Environmental Organisation?’ TSAR (2006) 651-664

W Scholtz ‘The Inclusion of Trade Measures in MEAs: Necessary Evil or Deus ex Machina?’ Speculum Juris (2006) 36-50

W Scholtz ‘MEAs and the WTO: The Vienna Convention to the Rescue’ South African Public Law Journal (2005) 365-377

W Scholtz ‘The Anthropocentric Approach to Sustainable Development in NEMA and the Constitution’ TSAR (2005) 69-85

W Scholtz ‘Co-operative and Participatory Governance via the Implementation of Environmental Co-operation Agreements’ South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy(2005) 183-194

 W Scholtz ‘A Few Thoughts on Section 231 of the South African Constitution, 108 of 1996’ South African Yearbook of International Law (2004) 202-216

W Scholtz ‘The Relationship between Trade and Environment in the WTO: Prolonging the Conflict between the North and the South?’ Speculum Juris (2004) 250-265

W Scholtz ‘Lessons to be Learnt from the Extinction of the National Flower of South’ Obiter(2004) 406-413

W Scholtz ‘Introduction to Environmental Management Co-operation Agreements’ South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy(2004) 31-52

W Scholtz ‘The Changing Rules of Jus ad Bellum: Conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq’ PER(2004) 1-37

W Scholtz ‘The Precautionary Principle & International Trade Law: Conflict or Reconciliation?’ South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (2002) 163-175​​​

 

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