VISITING ACADEMIC FROM SOUTH AFRICA

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 17 May 2013

imagesProfessor Jan Glazewski  (‘Jan’) of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town  is visiting the Centre for Law and Environment at UCL during May 2013. Apart from normal teaching and research activities over the years, Jan was involved in the incorporation of an environmental right in South Africa’s Bill of Rights, served as an advisor to former Minister of Environmental  Affairs Mohammed Valli Moosa,  and has written the  country’s leading textbook on the subject, Environmental Law in South Africa (Lexis Nexis, Durban). More recently Jan served on a reference group to advise Minister Trevor Manuel in his capacity as co-chair of the Global Ocean Commission.

While at the Centre, Jan will be working on a variety of issues including a regulatory regime for Carbon capture and storage in South Africa,  a case study of enforcement of illegal fishing activities in South African waters, entailing not only South African fishery law but also the US Lacey Act which provides for extra-territorial application of US laws to environmental offences committed abroad. He intends also to learn about teaching climate change law and has an interest in learning about blue carbon.

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