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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape


New Scholtz

Member of Faculty

Head of Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence

University of the Western Cape

Prof Werner Scholtz  


Research niche/s

Coordinator – Global Environmental Law niche |


International environmental law, in particular, international wildlife welfare law

Bio in brief

Werner Scholtz is a Senior Professor of Law and Head of Department in the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence at UWC.

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.