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BCom (Law, PU for CHE); LLB (PU for CHE); LLM (cum laude, PU for CHE); LLD (NWU).
Environmental Rights; Environmental Governance; Legal Comparison.
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, UK. His research focuses on the Anthropocene, environmental constitutionalism, human rights, and global environmental governance and he has published over 100 publications on these themes. His recent books include: Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment (with Anna Grear-Edward Elgar, 2015); Global Environmental Constitutionalism in the Anthropocene (Hart, 2016); Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene (Hart, 2017). He is co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. In 2016 he obtained a second Phd at Tilburg University and he has recently been awarded the prestigious European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Fellowship to conduct research for two years in the UK and the Netherlands.