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Professor L.A. Feris
Environmental law; human rights and environment; trade
and environment; sanitation biodiversity; liability.
Associate Professor A.R. Paterson
Environmental Law; biodiversity; protected areas;
environmental fiscal reform
Ms P.K. Gumede
Environmental law; alien invasive species; marine pollution;
integrated coastal management
Emeritus Professor
Professor D.J. Devine
Law of the sea; international law
Honorary Research Associate
Dr J. Hall
Role of the judiciary in environmental governance
Dr E.V. Witbooi
Law of the sea; marine fisheries
Administrative Assistant
Ms P. Murphy
Contact Details
Postal address: Institute of Marine and Environmental Law,
University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701
Telephone: +27 21 650 5642
Fax: +27 21 650 5183
Democratic Governance &
Rights Unit
Director: Associate Professor R. Calland
Unit Profile
Based in the Department of Public Law at the University
of Cape Town, the DGRU’s mission is to advance the
principles and practice of constitutional democracy
in Africa. Recognising the gap between the promise of
constitutionalism and the reality of daily life for the majority
of Africans, the DGRU aims to stimulate fresh thinking on the
intersection between rights and transformative governance.
In collaboration with others, the DGRU supports the process
of law and policy reform, and informs public debate, through
inter-disciplinary research and advocacy.
The vision for the future is that in ten years’ time, the
DGRU will have a strong international reputation as a
place where bold new ideas are born and then turned into
working practice, providing a stimulating environment for
policy-makers, academic thinkers and students alike, and
an intellectual bridge between Europe and Africa on some
of the most significant public law issues that face modern
societies everywhere.
Unit Statistics
Associate Professors
Contract researchers
Research Fields and Staff
Permanent and Contract Staff
Associate Professor R. Calland
Transparency Law & Policy, the Right of Access to
Information, Whistle Blowing, Public Ethics, Political
and Economic Governance, Constitutional Law, Multi-
stakeholder Processes
Ms T. Masengu
Refugee Law, Women’s Rights and the impact of the
Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in
Africa on Democracy and Governance
Mr C. Oxtoby
Judicial Appointments, Judicial Ethics, Human Rights, Anti-
terrorism Law and Practice in Southern and Eastern Africa
and the 2010 World Cup
Administrative Staff
Ms V. Karth
Programme and Financial Management; Website
Management, Marketing & PR
Contact details
Postal Address: The Democratic Governance and Rights
Unit, Kramer Law School Building, Middle Campus,
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700
Tel: +27 21 650 2011
Fax: +27 21 650 5607