Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen

Professor of Public Law and Jurisprudence, University of the Western Cape

Prof Julia Sloth-Nielsen was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 2009 to 2013 at the University of The Western Cape.  Prof Sloth-Nielsen was a member of the project committee of the South African Law Commission which drafted the Child Justice (2008) and the Children’s Act (2005).  Prof Sloth-Nielsen was elected to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the child in January 2011, and in November 2012, she was elected as 2nd Vice- Chair of the Committee. She has published Children’s Rights in African Context: A legal analysis (Ashgate 2008), and consulted widely to governments in eastern and southern Africa undertaking law reform with respect to children’s rights. She is the author of over 100 accredited articles and book chapters.