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 Dr. Windell Nortje

Position: Lecturer
Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, LLD
Tel: 021 959 4046


 Windell Nortje received his LLD at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. His doctoral studies focused on the accountability of juveniles for crimes under international law, with a special emphasis on child soldiers. He was the former project coordinator of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. He is a Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of the Western Cape where he teaches introduction to law. His most recent publications focus on international criminal law, South African criminal procedure and anti-corruption law.


1.   Nortje, W. 2019. Child Soldiers and the Defence of Duress in International Criminal Law (with Quenivet, N.) (Palgrave Macmillan, London)

2.   Nortje, W. 2019. Deciphering Dangerousness: A Critical Analysisof Section 286A and B of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (with Hamman, A. B. and Albertus, C.) 22 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 1-21

3.   Nortje, W. 2019. Vonnisbespreking: Die beskerming van die identiteit van minderjariges by volwassenheid: Centre for Child Law v Media 24 Ltd 2018 2 SACR 696 (HHA) 16(2) Litnet Akademies 623-641

4.   Nortje, W. 2018. Section 9B of the Protected Disclosures Amendment Act, 5 of 2017: Discouraging Whistleblowers from Disclosing Corrupt Activities? 2(2) Journal of Anti-Corruption Law 196-213

5.   Nortje, W. 2017. South Africa’s Refusal to Arrest Omar Al-Bashir FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 85

6.   Nortje, W. 2017. A Fresh Perspective on Historical Sexual Abuse: The Case of Hewitt v S 2017 1 SACR 309 (SCA) (with Du Toit, P.) 20 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 1-21

.   Nortje, W. 2017. Vergoedingsboetes in strafregtelike verrigtinge - ʼn Vars perspektief (with Hamman, A. B.) 14(1) Litnet Akademies 281-303

8.   Nortje, W. 2017. Victim or Villain: Exploring the Possible Bases of a Defence in the Ongwen Case at the International Criminal Court. 17(1) International Criminal Law Review, 186-207

9.   Nortje, W. 2016. Die bekendmaking van die identiteit van anonieme minderjariges by meerderjarigheid: regverdigbaar of nie? (with Hamman, A. B.) 13(2) Litnet Akademies, 730-752​



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