The role of regional courts for economic integration, environmental and human rights protection.

Guest Lecture with Professor, Oliver C. Ruppel, Stellenbosch University, South Africa on the role of regional courts for economic  integration, environmental and human rights  protection:  Lessons learnt from the Tribunal of the Southern African  Development Community (SADC)  


Prof Oliver C. Ruppel specialises in International Economic Law, Environmental Law, SADC Law and Public International Law. He coordinates and teaches the LL M modules “Aspects of Environmental Law” and “Legal Aspects of World and Regional Trade”. He is the Coordinating Lead Author for Africa of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group II, which is housed at Stanford University (USA); a Regional Resource Person on Trade and Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) (Switzerland); and a Visiting Professor at various institutions worldwide. He was the founding WTO Chair holder and Director of the Human Rights and Documentation Centre at the Faculty of Law, University of Namibia, where he served until 2010. The guest lecture is organized jointly by the Research Group for Natural Resources Law and the Center for Excellence – Pluricourts.

It is open to students.

Published Oct. 11, 2013 3:29 PM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2013 2:37 PM