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Members of the Department seek to keep pace with current events and developments in law and policy to ensure that their research is not only current but also has a substantive impact in practice. Members publish articles in peer-reviewed journals; produce academic monographs, and present papers at international conferences. Members are also often invited to speak at university seminars and serve at academic institutions beyond the university. Fields of research expertise include international humanitarian law, the rights of the child, constitutional theory, environmental law, disability law, religion and the state, and constitutional design. The Department is furthermore home to a large number of doctoral students.

In addition to teaching and research, members of the department serve as editors and/or members of editorial boards of a range of South African and international journals. They also sit on the boards of NGOs, government bodies, and specialist organizations. This enables staff members to gain practical knowledge of civil society and to ensure that their research is relevant in practice.  The department moreover has established relationships with international scholars and is proud to regularly house international scholars that are well established in their respective areas of expertise.

For more information on publications and research projects see the Faculty Research pag​e​.


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