South African Young Academy of Science

Louis Kotzé

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Louis Kotzé is Research Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa where he also teaches in the post-graduate LLM programme in Environmental Law and Governance. He is serving a concurrent term as Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of over 90 publications on themes related to South African, regional and global environmental law. His recent books include: Global Environmental Governance: Law and Regulation for the 21st Century (Edward Elgar, 2012); Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment (with Anna Grear (eds)-Edward Elgar, 2015); Transboundary Governance of Biodiversity (with Thilo Marauhn (eds)-Brill Nijhoff, 2014); and Global Environmental Constitutionalism in the Anthropocene (Hart Publishing, 2016). His research focuses on the Anthropocene, environmental constitutionalism, human rights, and global environmental governance. He is Co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Edward Elgar) and Deputy-director of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment. He also serves on the International Law Association’s Committee on the Role of Law in Sustainable Natural Resources Management for Development.

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