Professor of Law in the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Werner Scholtz (Dr. jur. Leiden University, Netherlands) is also a Lehrbeauftragte (visiting lecturer) at the Ruhr University, Germany and a Research Associate at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC). He specialises in international, regional (AU) and sub-regional (SADC) environmental law. His research is primarily concerned with the manner in which global environmental challenges change the main tenets of international law. He teaches (national and international) environmental law and regional integration law. Werner has published various articles in accredited national and international journals and frequently acts as a speaker at conferences and seminars. Werner is inter alia a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on the Legal Principles of Climate Change, the ILA Committee on Recognition/Non-recognition and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law. Furthermore, he serves on the editorial board of the SADC Law Journal and he is an Alexander von Humboldt fellow.