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Senior Lecturer in Constitutional and Human Rights Law
Name: Roxan Laubscher
Location: A Ring 702 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Dr. Roxan Laubscher

Roxan Laubscher (Venter) was born in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. After matriculating with 5 distinctions in 2004 she obtained a B.Com Law degree in 2007, a LLB degree in 2009 and a LLM degree in 2010 all from the University of Johannesburg. All of which she obtained cum laude. Her master’s degree in Constitutional Law titled “Die Grondwetlike Reg op Lewe: ’n Ontleding van Enkele Vraagstukke” was awarded the University of Johannesburg Chancellor’s Medal for best master’s dissertation in 2010. She joined the UJ Faculty of Law in 2011, lecturing Constitutional Law to second year LLB students. In 2014 she joined the Faculty on a permanent basis. She obtained her doctorate in 2016 with a thesis titled “Demokrasie en die reg op Vryheid van Uitdrukking”. She has presented papers at various international and local conferences and has published in various reputable journals and books on topics in constitutional, administrative and human rights law.

List of publications:

Laubscher, R “Overview of the Constitutional judgments on the Bill of Rights – 2021” 2022 TSAR 356-369

Laubscher R & Žuber B “The relationship between constitutional and administrative judiciaries and adjudication in the Slovenian and South African legal orders” in Fourie E & Škerl JK (eds) Universality of the Rule of Law. Slovenian and South African Perspectives (2021) 29-52

Van Staden MJ & Laubscher R “Unfair (and unlawful) dismissals and the powers of the public protector – Chubisi v South African Broadcasting Corporation (SOC) Ltd and Others (J 1169/20) [2020]” 2021 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins – Hollandse Reg 564-574

Laubscher, R “Overview of the Constitutional Court judgments on the Bill of Rights -2020” 2021 TSAR 312-328 ISSN 0257-7747 (ISI)

Laubscher, R “The COVID-19 lockdown regulations and the courts’ irrational rationality-test De Beer v Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (21542/2020) [2020] ZAGPPHC 184 (2 June 2020) Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association v President of the RSA (21688/2020) [2020] ZAGPPHC 246 (26 June 2020)” 2021 (1) THRHR 110-121

Venter, R and Bradley, MM “Heads of states in violation of the law: a typology of the responsibility framework and its effectiveness from a domestic, regional and international perspective” in Strydom, S and Botha, J Select Essays on Governance and Accountability Issues in Public Law (2020) 55-98

Venter, R and Bradley, MM “Legal Certainty in Terms of Head-of-State Immunity from an African and an International Perspective: The Article 27(2) Conundrum” in Hugo, C and Möllers, TMJ Legal Certainty and Fundamental Rights (2020) 53-84

Laubscher, R “Overview of the Constitutional Court judgments on the Bill of Rights – 2019” 2020 TSAR 308-322

Venter, R “Official languages and higher education: the story of an African university” 2019 TSAR 558-574

Venter, R “Comment: Constitutional values and transformative constitutionalism” in Hugo, C and Möllers, T (eds) Legality and Limitation of Powers: Values, Principles and Regulation in Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Public Law (2019) 35-39

Rautenbach, IM and Venter, R (eds) Rautenbach-Malherbe Constitutional Law 7th ed 2018

Venter, R “The role of freedom of expression in a democratic system (part 2)” 2018 TSAR 308-343

Venter, R “The role of freedom of expression in a democratic system (part 1)” 2018 TSAR 52-87

Venter, R and Kgori, D “School admission policy versus equal access to education: the end of the road for school governing bodies?” 2017 TSAR 662-679

Venter, R “The executive, the public protector and the legislature: ‘The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’?”  2017 TSAR 176-189

Venter, R “The legal system and the judiciary” in Landsberg, C and Graham, S (eds) Government and Politics in South Africa: Coming of Age (2017) 69-93

Broekhuijse, I and Venter, R “Tocqueville en de verhouding tussen de centrale en decentrale overheden: een Zuid-Afrikaans perspectief” in Broekhuijse, I and Sap, JW (eds) De Amerikaanse Droom van Tocqueville (2016) 93-110

Venter, R “Enforcement of decisions of ombudsmen and the South African public protector: muzzling the watchdogs” International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering 2016 (vol 10) No 6 1950-1953

Broekhuijse, I and Venter, R “Constitutional law from an emotional point of view: considering regional and local interests in national decision-making” 2016 TSAR 236-254

Venter, R “Are some official languages more equal than others? Reflections on constitutional duties toward official languages, the Use of Official Languages Act and respecting diversity” 2015 TSAR 872-886

Venter, R “The new parliamentary rule on motions of no confidence: an exercise in legislative incompetence or judicial mockery” 2015 TSAR 395-404

Venter, R “Motions of no confidence: parliament’s executive check and checkmate” 2014 TSAR 407-418

Rautenbach, IM and Venter, R “Roadblocks on the silk route” 2014 TSAR 181-190

Malherbe, EFJ and Venter, R “Die reg op lewe, die waarde van menslike lewe en die eutanasie-vraagstuk” 2011 TSAR 466-495