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Located in South Africa and rooted in Africa, we have a proud tradition of socially committed research and publication forged in the struggle against apartheid.

This portal highlights our continuing engagement with some of the most critical issues of our time. These range from climate threats and far-reaching changes to the employment landscape, to the plight of children in poverty and questions of legal integration and transnational criminal justice.

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment
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Does 'sustainable use' mean wildlife can be commodified?
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Faculty > Welcome 

Welcome to the UWC Law Faculty research portal

Located in South Africa and rooted in Africa, we have a proud tradition of socially committed research and publication forged in...

About us

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NEWS: Applying a child-rights lens to development and humanitarian aid

Safeguarding in the context of development and humanitarian assistance has been increasingly in the spotlight since 2018, but the literature has not yet investigated the extent to which it is in line with the best interests of the child. In a recent co-authored work, the renowned child-rights expert Julia Sloth-Nielsen assessed the situation. Read more ...

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BLOGS: Does 'sustainable use' mean wildlife can be commodified? | By Werner Scholtz

A government call for submissions to a panel set up to advise it on the management, breeding and hunting of four of the 'Big Five' animals was criticised for bias in favour of the commodification of wildlife -- at a time when the courts are making progressive judgments on 'sustainable use'. Read more ...

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Publication Library

FEATURED PUBLICATION

Animal welfare and international environmental law

Scholtz, Werner (ed)

At a time when the planet’s wildlife faces countless dangers, international environmental law continues to overlook its evolving welfare interests. This book provides a crucial...

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Publication Library

FEATURED PUBLICATION

Animal welfare and international envi...

Scholtz, Werner (ed)

At a time when the planet’s wildlife faces countless dangers, international environmental law continues to overlook its evolving welfare...

Read more

More publications