Prof Annika Rudman

Professor

LLB (Lund), LLM (Utrecht), LLM (Lund), PhD (Gothenburg & Malmo)

 


 

Professor Annika Eva Rudman is a professor at the Department of Public Law at the Faculty of Law and a visiting professor at the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law in Harare, Zimbabwe. She specialises in International Human Rights Law with specific focus on the African human rights system, women’s rights, rights of sexual minorities, gendered rights, Feminist Legal Theory, African Feminism and Queer Theory. Her current research focuses mainly on the procedural aspects of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the interpretation and application of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (‘Maputo Protocol’) alongside a keen interest in the developing jurisprudence of the African Court.

Prof Rudman has published peer-reviewed book chapters and articles both nationally and internationally with publishers such as Springer, Routledge and Liber and in journals such as the State Practice and International Law Journal, the South African Journal on Human Rights, the African Human Rights Law Journal and the South African Yearbook of International Law.

Prof Rudman was the first receiver of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) visiting professor scholarship to St John’s University, New York in 2015. She also received the 2013 Infosys Faculty Innovative Curriculum Awards presented by the IALS. Prof Rudman is the current editor of the State Practice and International Law Journal, Sellier European Law Publishers. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Brunel Journal of International Law, published by the University of Brunel in the UK as well as on the International Advisory Board of the International Human Rights Law Review, a Martinus Nijhoff publication.

Prof Rudman holds a LLB degree from the University of Lund, Sweden, a LLM degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a Ph.D. degree in Peace, Development Research and International Studies from the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She completed her doctoral studies under Prof Mikael Spång and Prof Helena Lindholm. The topic of her thesis was: Equality before Custom? – A study of property rights of previously disadvantaged women under land reform and communal tenure in post-apartheid South Africa.

Professor Annika Eva Rudman is ʼn professor in die Departement Publiekreg en besoekende professor aan die “Southern and Eastern Afrikan Regional Centre for Women’s Law” in Harare, Zimbabwe. Sy spesialiseer in Internasionale Menseregte in die konteks van ʼn Afrika mensregte-sisteem, vroueregte, regte van seksuele minderhede, genderregte, feministiese regsteorieë, Afrika Feminisme en Queer teorie. Haar huidige navorsing fokus op die prosedurele aspekte van die “Africa Court on Human and Peoples Rights”, die interpretasie en toepassing van die Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (“Maputo Protokol”) met ʼn belangstelling in die regsontwikkeling van die Afrika Hof.

Prof Rudman het verskeie joernaalartikels en hoofstukke, plaaslik en internasionaal gepubliseer met uitgewers soos Springer, Routledge en Liber en in joernale soos die State Practice and International Law Journal, South African Human Rights Journal, African Human Rights Journal en die South African Yearbook of International Law.

Prof Rudman is die eerste ontvanger van die International Association of Law Schools (IALS) besoekende professor toekenning aan St John’s University, New York in 2015. Sy het ook die 2013 “Infosys Faculty Innovative Curriculum”-toekenning ontvang, aangebied deur IALS. Prof Rudman is tans die redakteur van die State Practice and International Law Journal, Sellier European Law Publisher. Sy dien op die redaksie van die Brunel Journal of International Law, gepubliseer deur die Universiteit van Brunel in die VK sowel as die Internasionale Adviesraad van die International Human Rigts Law Review, Martinus Nijhoff publikasie.

Prof Rudman het ʼn LLB-graad aan die Universiteit van Lund, Swede, LLM-graad in Internasionale Menseregte van die Universiteit van Lund, Swede en ʼn Ph.D. in Vrede- en Ontwikkelingsnavorsing en Internasionale studies van die School of Global Studies, Universiteit van Gotenburg, Swede. Sy het haar doktorale studies onder leiding van Prof Mikael Spång en Prof Helena Lindholm voltooi. Die onderwerp van haar tesis is: Equality before Custom? – A study of property rights of previously disadvantaged women under land reform and communal tenure in post-apartheid South Africa.

Fields of specialisation

International Human Rights Law with specific focus on the African human rights system, women’s rights, rights of sexual minorities, gendered rights, Feminist Legal Theory, African Feminism and Queer Theory.

 

Areas van belangstelling

Internasionale Menseregte in die konteks van ʼn Afrika mensregte sisteem, vroueregte, regte van seksuele minderhede, geslagsregte, Feministiese Regsteorieë, Afrika Feminisme en queerteorie

Modules taught

Public International law 341

Advanced Public International Law 451

Coach of the Stellenbosch team to the African Human Rights Moot Competition

Modules aangebied

Internasionale reg 341 (Publiekreg)

Internasionale reg 451 (Internasionale Menseregte en die Afrika Mensregte-sisteem

Afrigter van die Stellenbosh African Moot Kompetisiespan

 

 

Publications/Publikasies 

Chapters in books/Hoofstukke in boeke

  • Rudman A “Recognition’ by the African union as a locus standi requirement in advisory opinions before the African Court: an analysis of NGOs’ access to justice under the African regional human rights system” in E Nwauche (ed) Proceedings of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers Biennial Conference (2018), Gaborone, Botswana, Heidelberg: Springer International (forthcoming, November).
  • Rudman A “Genderised land reform and social justice: a gender perspective on the formalization of communal land tenure” in B Chigara (ed) Re-conceiving Property Rights in the New Millennium – Towards a New Sustainable Land Relations Policy, (2012), London: Routledge.
  • Rudman A “Mänskliga rättighteter i Africa (Human Rights in Africa)” in Spang M. (ed) Mänskliga rättighteter – ett ofullbordat uppdrag (2012), Malmö: Liber Publications.

Journal articles/Joernaalartikels 

  • Rudman A “The Value of the Persistent Objector Doctrine in International Human Rights Law” (2019) 22 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 1-38.
  • Rudman A “Women’s access to regional justice as a fundamental element of the rule of law: The effect of the absence of a women’s rights committee on the enforcement of the African Women’s Protocol” (2018) 18 African Human Rights Law Journal 319-345.
  • Rudman A “The Optional Jurisdiction Clause and the Legitimacy of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights under the Broader Human Rights Mandate of the African Union (2017) 3 State Practice & International Law Journal 41-63.
  • Rudman A “The African Commission as a Party Before the African Court– Reflections on the Complementarity Arrangement” (2016) 19 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 1-28.
  • Rudman A “South Africa’s Obligations to React to the Intensified Criminalisation of Same-sex Conduct in Nigeria and Uganda under Domestic and International Law” (2015) 31 South African Journal on Human Rights 241-268.
  • Rudman A “The Protection Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation under the African Human Rights System” (2015) 15 African Human Rights Law Journal 1-27.
  • Rudman A “From Passive to Active – Perspective on methods of active learning, participatory course design and dynamic assessment in the field of international human rights law, Proceedings of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) 2012” (2013) 22-28.
  • Rudman A “Whores, sluts, bitches and retards’ – what do we tolerate in the name of freedom of expression?” (2012) 26 Agenda 3 72-80.
  • Rudman A “Promoting conversations in a state-centric reality – queer and feminist perspectives on the consultative structure set up by the United Nations under article 71 of the UN Charter” (2012) 36 South African Yearbook of International Law 163-182.
  • Rudman A “Re-defining National Sovereignty the Key to Avoid Constitutional Reform? – Comments on the 2011 Green Paper on Land Reform” (2012) 23 Stellenbosch Law Review 417-437.

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