Prof Henk Botha

Professor

BLC LLB (Pretoria) LLM (Columbia) LLD (Pretoria)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Prof Henk Botha spesialiseer in staatsreg en menseregte, staatsregteorie en vergelykende staatsreg. Hy is ‘n voormalige redakteur van SA Publiekreg/Public Law en is  die houer van ‘n Alexander Von Humboldt-beurs vir postdoktorale navorsing.

 

Prof Henk Botha specialises in constitutional law and human rights, constitutional theory and comparative constitutional law. He is a former editor of SA Publiekreg/Public Law and is a recipient of the Alexander Von Humboldt award for postdoctoral research.

 

Modules aangebied

Staatsreg

Modules taught

Constitutional Law

Publikasies / Publications

Bydraes in Boeke / Contributions in Books

  • “Learning to Live with Plurality and Dissent:  The Grundgesetz in South Africa” in P Häberle (ed) 60 Jahre deutsches Grundgesetz (2011) Mohr Siebeck 409-430
  • “Human dignity: constitutional right, absolute ideal, or contested value?” in M Jovanovic and I Krstic (eds) Human rights today – 60 years of the Universal Declaration (2010) 195-210
  • “Refusal, Post-apartheid Constitutionalism, and The Cry of Winnie Mandela” in Karin van Marle (ed) Refusal, transition and post-apartheid law (2009) 29-38
  • “Limitations: Shared constitutional interpretation, an appropriate normative framework & hard choices” in S Woolman & M Bishop (eds) Constitutional Conversations (2008) 149-187 (co-authored with Stu Woolman)
  • “Transforming state and society: from the public/private dichotomy to mutual cooperation and destabilisation” in G van der Schyff ed Constitutionalism in the Netherlands and South Africa: the many faces of the Rechtsstaat (2008) 207-224
  • “Equality, dignity and the politics of interpretation” in W le Roux and K van Marle (eds) Post-apartheid fragments:  Law, politics and critique (2007) 148 – 176
  •  “Limitations” in S Woolman, T Roux, J Klaaren, A Stein & M Chaskalson (eds) Constitutional Law of South Africa (2nd Edition, OS, July 2006) ch 34 (136 pages) (co-authored with Stu Woolman)
  • Rights, limitations, and the (im)possibility of self-government” in H Botha, A van der Walt and J van der Walt Rights and democracy in a transformative constitution (2004) 13-31
  • Grondwetlike beregtingstyle:  kategorisering, balansering en proporsionaliteit” in J Smits and G Lubbe Remedies in Zuid-Afrika en Europa (2003) 189-198
  • “Constitutionalism and the politics of memory: a response to Professors Rubenfeld and Snyman” in Bradfield and Van der Merwe eds Meaning in legal interpretation Juta (1998) 342-347
  • The political debate over a bill of rights for South Africa, monograph published by the Netherlands Institute for International Relations, ‘Clingendael’, 54 pp. (1992)

Artikels in tydskrifte / Articles in journals

  • “Representing the Poor: Law, Poverty and Democracy” (2011) 22 Stellenbosch Law Review      521-541
  •  “Instituting Public Freedom or Extinguishing Constituent Power? Reflections on South Africa’s Constitution-Making Experiment” (2010) 26 South African Journal on Human Rights 66-84
  • “Albie Sachs and the Politics of Interpretation” (2010) 25 Southern African Public Law 39-58
  • “Comparative constitutional law in the classroom: a South African perspective” (2010) 28 Penn State International Law Review 531-540
  • “Learning to Live with Plurality and Dissent: The Grundgesetz in South Africa” (2010) 58 Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart 73-94
  • “Equality, plurality and structural power” (2009) 25 South African Law Journal on Human Rights 1 – 37 Read
  • “Human dignity in comparative perspective” (2009) 20 Stellenbosch Law Review 171-220 Read
  • “Comparative law and constitutional adjudication: A South African perspective” (2007) 55 Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart 569-598 Read
  • “Freedom and constraint in constitutional adjudication” (2004) 20 South African Journal on Human Rights 249-283 Read
  •  “Equality, dignity, and the politics of interpretation” (2004) 19 SA Publiekreg/Public Law 724-751 Read
  • “Metaphoric reasoning and transformative constitutionalism (part 2)” 2003 Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 20-36
  •  “Metaphoric reasoning and transformative constitutionalism (part 1)” 2002 Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 612-627
  • “The legitimacy of legal orders (3): The rule of law under threat” 2001 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg 523-543
  • “The legitimacy of legal orders (2): Towards a disruptive concept of legitimacy” 2001 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg 368-383
  • “The legitimacy of legal orders (1): Introducing the problem” 2001 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg 177-191
  • “Judicial dissent and democratic deliberation” 2000 SA Publiekreg/Public Law 323-338
  •  “Democracy and rights: Constitutional interpretation in a postrealist world” 2000 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg 561-581
  • “Democracy and rights in South Africa: Beyond a constitutional culture of justification” (co-authored with Johan van der Walt) 2000 Constellations 341-362
  •  “Civic republicanism and legal education” May 2000 Codicillus 23-31
  • “Legal meaning and the other: beyond a mythology of negation” 1995 Myth and Symbol 3-18
  • “Coming to grips with the new constitutional order: critical comments on Harksen v Lane NO” (co-authored with André van der Walt) 1998 SA Publiekreg/Public Law 17-41
  •  “The values and principles underlying the 1993 Constitution” 1994 SA Publiekreg/Public Law 233-244
  • “Narrative and the constitutional discourse: towards a communicative ethic in South Africa” 1993 Myth and Symbol 29-66
  • “Instituting Public Freedom or Extinguishing Constituent Power?  Reflections on South Africa’s Constitution-Making Experiment” (2010) 26 South African Journal on Human Rights 64-82 (forthcoming)
  • “Albie Sachs and the Politics of Interpretation” (2010) 25 SA Public Law 39-58 (forthcoming)
  • “Comparative constitutional law in the classroom:  a South African perspective” (2010) 28 Penn State International Law Review 531-540
  • “Learning to Live with Plurality and Dissent:  The Grundgesetz in South Africa” (2010) 58 Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart 73-94

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