Prof Gerhard Kemp

Professor

BA LLB LLM (Stell) ILSC (Antwerpen) LLD (Stell)

 

 

 


 

Prof Gerhard P Kemp studied law at the universities of Stellenbosch and Antwerp (Belgium). Gerhard serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) and is a member of the advisory council of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, Whitney R Harris World Law Institute, Washington University (St Louis). He was previously an Erasmus Mundus visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland and a senior research fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin. Gerhard is a recipient of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. He is a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) and is an internationally acclaimed (B3) rated researcher (National Research Foundation). In addition to his research, teaching and community involvement, Gerhard is also active in the broader academic community and is the regional editor of the Criminal Law Forum (Springer Press), assistant editor of the African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Juta), editor of the South African Journal of Criminal Justice (Juta) and serves on the editorial boards of the South African Yearbook of International Law (Juta) and the Zeitschrift für Internationales Strafrechtsdogmatik (ZIS).

 

Prof Gerhard P Kemp het sy regsopleiding aan die universiteite van Stellenbosch en Antwerpen (België) ontvang. Gerhard dien op die direksie en uitvoerende komitee van die Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) en is lid van die adviesraad van die Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, Whitney R Harris World Law Institute, Washington University (St Louis). Hy was voorheen ‘n Erasmus Mundus besoekende akademikus aan die Institute for Global Studies, Universiteit van Wroclaw, Pole, en ‘n senior navorsingsgenoot aan die Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlyn. Gerhard is ‘n ontvanger van die gesogte Alexander von Humboldt navorsingsgenootskap. Hy is ook ‘n genoot van die Stellenbosch Instituut vir Gevorderde Navorsing (STIAS) en is ‘n internasionaal erkende navorser (B3) van die Nasionale Navorsingstigting. Gerhard is, benewens sy navorsing, onderrig en gemeenskapsinteraksie, ook aktief in die breër akademiese gemeenskap as streeksredakteur van die Criminal Law Forum (Springer Press), assistent-redakteur van die African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Juta), en redakteur van die South African Journal of Criminal Justice (Juta). Hy dien verder op die redaksionele adviesrade van die South African Yearbook of International Law (Juta) en die Zeitschrift für Internationales Strafrechtsdogmatik (ZIS).
Modules taught

International Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure

Criminal Law

Modules aangebied

Internasionale Strafreg

Strafprosesreg

Strafreg

Fields of specialisation

International criminal law; International humanitarian law; Criminal law; Criminal procedure; Post-conflict studies

Areas van belangstelling

Internasionale strafreg; Internasionale humanitêre reg; Strafreg; Strafprosesreg; Post-konflik studies

 


Publications/Publikasies

Books/Boeke 

  • G Kemp Individual Criminal Liability for the International Crime of Aggression 2nd edn (2016) Intersentia. Antwerp/Cambridge (ISBN 978-1-78068-350-8) [reviewed in New Journal of European Criminal Law 2016 (4) 494].
  • G Kemp, S Walker, R Palmer, D Baqwa, C Gevers, B Leslie, A Steynberg Criminal Law in South Africa 3rd edn (2018) Oxford University Press. Cape Town (ISBN 978-0-19-0723620).
  • G Kemp, SS Terblanche, MM Watney Criminal Procedure Casebook / Strafprosesregvonnisbundel 2nd edn (2017) Juta. Cape Town (ISBN 978-1-48511-945-6).
  • H Strydom, C Gevers, L Juma, G Kemp, O Ruppel, W Scholtz, F Viljoen & P Vrancken International Law (2016) Oxford University Press. Cape Town (ISBN 978-0-19-9050154).
  • K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Media Coverage Vol I (2019) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77051-1).
  • K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Media Coverage Vol II (2019) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3631-77055-9).
  • K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Institutional Reform Vol II (2018) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77089-4).
  • K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Institutional Reform Vol I (2018) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77093-1).
  • HJ van der Merwe & G Kemp (eds) International Criminal Justice in Africa (2017) Strathmore University Press / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Nairobi (ISBN 978-9966-021-17-5).

Chapter in book/Hoofstukke in boeke 

  • G Kemp “Immunity of high-ranking officials before the ICC – between international law and political reality” in Werle, G & Zimmermann, A (eds) The International Criminal Court in Turbulent Times (2019) TMC Asser Press: The Hague (ISBN 978-94-6265-302-3).
  • G Kemp “The conflict in Ukrainian Donbas: International, regional and comparative perspectives on the jus ad bellum options” (with I. Lyubashenko) in Sayapin, S & Tsybulenko, E (eds) The Use of Force against Ukraine and International Law (2018) Asser Press/Springer: The Hague/Berlin (ISBN 978-94-6265-221-7).
  • G Kemp “South Africa” in Reed, A & Bohlander, M (eds) Homicide in Criminal Law: A research companion (2018) Routledge: London & New York (ISBN 97811-384-984-19).
  • G Kemp “Sword and shield: The human rights imperative informing the international criminal justice project – A South African perspective” in Dewulf, S (ed) Liber Amicorum Chris van den Wyngaert (2017) Maklu: Antwerp (ISBN 978-9-04660-889-0).
  • G Kemp “The crime of unconstitutional change of government” (with S. Kinyunyu) in Werle, G & Vormbaum, M (eds) The African Criminal Court – A commentary on the Malabo Protocol (2017) Asser Press/Springer: The Hague/Berlin (ISBN 978-94-6265-149-4).
  • G Kemp “South Africa” in Reed, A & Bohlander, M (eds) Consent – Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (2017) Routledge: London & New York (ISBN 978-1-472-46995-3).
  • G Kemp “The right to legal assistance” in Joubert, JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 12th (2017) Juta: Cape Town (ISBN 978-1-48511-874-9).
  • G Kemp “The accused: his or her presence as a party” in Joubert, JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 12th (2017) Juta: Cape Town (ISBN 978-1-48511-874-9).
  • G Kemp “The exercise of powers and the vindication of individual rights” in Joubert, JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 12th (2017) Juta: Cape Town (ISBN 978-1-48511-874-9).

Journal articles/Joernaalartikels 

  • G Kemp (with K Bachmann et al) “Like Dust before the Wind, or, the Winds of Change? The Influence of International Criminal Tribunals on Narratives and Media Frames” (2019) 2 International Journal of Transitional Justice 1-19 (https://academic.oup.com/ijtj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ijtj/ijz005/5372410).
  • G Kemp “Recent cases: International criminal law” 31 (2018) 1 South African Journal of Criminal Justice 155-171.
  • G Kemp “Recent cases: International criminal law” 30 (2017) 1 South African Journal of Criminal Justice 110-121.
  • G Kemp “South Africa’s (possible) withdrawal from the ICC and the future of the criminalization and prosecution of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide under domestic law: A submission informed by historical, normative and policy considerations” 16 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 411 (2017) Vol 16 (3) 411-438. (https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/law_globalstudies/vol16/iss3/5/).

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