South Africa’s Transformative Constitution unravelling with Dennis Davis

Event date: 
9 Nov 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Common Room, Level 2, UNSW Law
Topic: 
South Africa's constitution
Speaker: 
Justice Dennis Davis
Position: 
High Court of Australia
Cost: 
Free
Enquiries: 
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South Africa’s Transformative Constitution unraveling: implications for constitutionalism with Justice Dennis Davis, High Court of South Africa

Dennis Davis is a Judge of the High Court of South Africa and Judge President of the Competition Appeal Court of South Africa. He has held professorial appointments at both the University of Cape Town (where he teaches tax law and constitutional law) and University of the Witwatersrand and visiting appointments at Harvard and New York Law Schools. He was a Technical Advisor to the Constitutional Assembly which devised South Africa's interim and final constitutions. Between 1991 and 1997 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of numerous publications in the fields of constitutional, tax and insurance law, and South African political history including Fine & Davis, Beyond Apartheid (1991, Pluto), Cachalia, Cheadle, Davis, Maduna & Marcus, Rights and the Constitution (1994; 2nd ed 1997, Jutas), Davis & LeRoux, Precedent and Possibility: The(Ab)use of Law in South Africa (2009, Juta and Co); Davis & Klare, “Transformative constitutionalism and the common and customary law” (2011) South African Journal on Human Rights vol. 26(3) 403–509.

Dennis is in Australia to teach a course on Judicial Reasoning as part of the Melbourne University Masters in Law Programme. 

The seminar is co-hosted by the AHRCentre and the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.