Prof Ockert Dupper


Buitengewone Professor / Extraordinary Professor




Ockert Dupper is the Global Programme Manager of the Vision Zero Fund (VZF) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Launched in 2015, the VZF is an initiative of the Group of Seven (G7) countries, and is aimed at preventing work-related deaths, injuries and diseases in sectors operating in or aspiring to join global supply chains. Before joining the ILO, he was Director of Monitoring and Vice-President of Programs at the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in Washington, D.C. (2012-2014), and Professor of Law at the University of Stellenbosch (1996-2012), where he specialised in labour law and social security law. He received his BA from the University of Stellenbosch, his LLB from the University of Cape Town, and his LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He also spent a year at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions as the Edmond J Safra Faculty Fellow in Ethics.