- Theunis Roux
Professor, Associate Dean (Research)
BA (Hons) LLB (Cape Town) PhD (Cantab)
Theunis Roux is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) in the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Before relocating to Australia in January 2009, he was (for four years) the founding director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), an independent research institute based on Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. His main research interest is in comparative constitutional law, focusing on the politics of judicial review in new democracies. His book on the Chaskalson Court (The Politics of Principle) was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2013. He is a former Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law, and was previously co-editor of the leading loose-leaf commentary on South African constitutional law, Stuart Woolman et al Constitutional Law of South Africa. In addition to his academic work, Theunis has acted as a consultant to the South African government in the areas of land restitution, land tenure reform, and regulation impact analysis.
Areas of expertise
Australian federal constitutional law; South African constitutional (property) law; comparative constitutional (property) law; interdiscplinary research in law and politics; legal theory; property rights restitution and land reform.
Advocate of the Johannesburg Bar. Member of the Network for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law (NISL).
Mohammad Abualrob, 'The role of the constitutional court: a comparative study, Palestine and South Africa' (jointly supervised with Martin Krygier)
Jacklyn Hartley, 'Consultation, consent and the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands, territories and resources' (additional third supervisor with Sean Brennan and Megan Davis (main supervisors))
Ilan Lewis, 'Sussing out the vibe: searching for a principled approach to acquisitions of property under the Australian Constitution' (jointly supervised with Brendan Edgeworth)
Nahed Odeh, 'Constitutional design options for state formation in Palestine' (jointly supervised with Arthur Glass)
Sally Richards, A socio-legal analysis of factors prohibiting compliance with law in merits review in the refugee Review Tribunal of Australia (jointly supervised with Arthur Glass)
Fritz Siregar, 'Constitutional interpretation methodology: Constitutional Court of Indonesia (2003 - 2008)' (primary supervisor with Simon Butt)
Robert Woods, 'Pathological legal formalism: The dynamics of legal-cultural overdetermination in Australia' (jointly supervised with Martin Krygier)
- Federal Constitutional Law (LAWS2150)
- Introducing Law & Justice (LAWS1052)