Prof Annika Rudman


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




Prof Annika Rudman spesialiseer in Internasionale Reg, Internasionale Menseregte en Internasionale Eiendomsregte. Sy het Internasionale Reg gedoseer by die Universiteite van Lund en Malmo in Swede, sowel as by die Universiteit van Dar Es Salaam in Tanzanië.  Sy het navorsing gedoen oor grondregte, geslagsgelykheid en inheemse grondregte in Oos en Wes Afrika, sowel as Suid-Afrika. In 1997 het sy die Erasmus beurs ontvang vir deelname aan ‘n meestersgraad program in Internasionale Reg by die Universiteit Utrecht. In 2002 het sy ‘n navorsingstoekenning ontvang van die Sweedse Ontwikkelings Agentskap (Sida) en in 2003 het sy ‘n navorsingstoekenning ontvang om navorsing te onderneem vir haar PhD tesis van Sida/SAREC. Prof Annika Rudman specialises in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Property Rights. She has taught Public International Law at Universities of Lund and Malmo in Sweden as well as the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. She has carried out extensive research in East and West Africa as well as in South Africa in relation to her interest in land rights, gender equality and customary land tenure. In 1997 she received the Erasmus Scholarship for participation in the Masters Programme in Public International Law at the University of Utrecth. In 2002 she received a field research grant from the Swedish Development Agency (Sida) and in 2003 she received a four years research grant to carry out research in relation to her PhD dissertation from Sida/SAREC.

Area van belangstelling

Internasionale Reg

Internasionale Menseregte

Internasionale Sakereg

Geslagsgelykheid in Internasionale Reg


Fields of specialisation

Public International law

International Human Rights law

International Property Law

Gender Equality in International Law

Law and Development law


Eiendomsreg as ‘n Mensereg; Geslag, grondregte en inheemsereg in Suid-Afrika; Die grondwetlike beskerming van gelykheid en eiendomsreg in die Suid-Afrikaanse Grondwet; Die formalisering van eiendomsregte en ontwikkeling in Sub-Sahara-Afrika; Feministiese regsteorie

Research Focus

Property rights as Human Rights; Gender, land rights and customary law in South Africa; The constitutional protection of equality and property in th eSouth African Constitution; Formalisation of property rights and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Feminist legal theory

Modules aangebied

Internasionale Reg 341

Gevorderde Internasionale reg 451

Modules taught

Public International law 341

Advanced Public International Law 451

Publikasies / Publications

  • Genderised land reform in the SADC and social justice, in Chigara B., (ed.) Land Issues in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).  Routledge forthcoming 2010.
  • Equality before Custom? – A study of property rights of previously disadvantaged women under land reform and communal tenure in post-apartheid South Africa.  Ph D dissertation, available to order from the University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies, Ewa Sjölin,, Gothenburg 2009
  • Manskliga rattigheter i Afrika (Human rights in Africa) in Spang, M (ed.) Manskliga rattigheter – ett ofullbordat uppdrag. Malmo: Liber 2009. pp. 207 – 224
  • A gendered Comparative perspective on communal land reforms in South Africa and Tanzania, in  Mapetla, M.; Schlyter, A. and Bless, B. (eds) Urban Experiences of Gender, Generation and Social Justice. Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho 2007
  • Khomani San – Land forlorat och atervunnet article in Fjarde Varlden, Stockholm Sweden February 2006
  • Male customs and female freedoms – A gendered perspective on land reforms in South Africa, Research Paper Gruphel IV International Conference on Speaking Across Boundaries – Gender, Generations and Social Justice in an Urbanising World, Maseru Lesotho November 2005
  • Law and Tradition – a study on Rights and Opportunities of women in land reform programs in South Africa, Research Paper Presented at Swedish Development Agency Forum for Foreign Donors Forum Stockholm, December 2003
  • The creation of a legal model of an equal and effective land distribution system by the advancement of minority rights and anti-corruption strategies- a comparative study between Kenya and Zimbabwe, Research Paper January 2002, Abo/Turku, Finland

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