Member of Faculty
Head of Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence
University of the Western Cape
|Prof Werner Scholtz|
Bio in brief
Prof Scholtz obtained his doctorate in law from Leiden University in 2001, and specialises in international environmental law. His current research focuses on the consequences of the increasing importance of animal welfare for international wildlife law, and has resulted in publications in Transnational Environmental Law, the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy as well as a book publication.
An internationally acclaimed National Research Foundation-rated researcher, Prof Scholtz frequently acts as a speaker at conferences and seminars. He is a member of, inter alia, the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on the Legal Principles of Climate Change, the ILA Committee on Recognition/Non-recognition, and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law. He also serves on the editorial board of the SADC Law Journal, and as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow.
Animal welfare and international environmental law
Ethical and humane use, intrinsic value and the Convention on Biological Diversity
Global goals and the environment: We are on a road to nowhere
Injecting compassion into international wildlife law via a welfare-centric ethic
Killing them softly: Animal welfare and the inhumanity of whaling
Legal protection of the environment
Regional environmental law: Transnational comparative lessons in the pursuit of sustainable development
Trading in rhino horn for the sake of conservation: Dehorning the myth trough the emergence of wildlife welfare