School of Law

Mr Ed Couzens

Mr Ed Couzens

Mr Ed Couzens
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law
 Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 2557

 

PUBLICATIONS        

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

‘How the Whale Got Its Impasse’ in:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2008 University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 8, 2009 (to be published July 2009).                 

 

‘Negotiating an Impasse: A Multilateral Simulation Exercise Based on the International Whaling Commission’ in:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2008 University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 8, 2009 (to be published July 2009).                 

 

‘Expropriation’ in:

2nd reissue of The Law of South Africa (LAWSA) LexisNexis Butterworths, South Africa, 2009. (To be published in 2009.)

 

‘Chemicals and Marine Mammals’ in:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2007 University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 6, 2008.

 

‘Only half a penguin a day: the early history of wildlife law in South Africa’ in:

The Exemplary Scholar: Essays in honour of John Milton Juta, 2007.

 

‘The Evolution of Biodiversity-Related Instruments in International Law: Classification and Categorisation’ in:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2006 University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 4, 2007.

 

‘Is Conservation a Viable Land Usage? Issues surrounding the sale of ivory by Southern African Countries in 2004’ in:

Land Use Law for Sustainable Development Cambridge University Press, 2007.

 

‘Individuals and Disasters: The Past and the Future of International Environmental Law’ in:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2005 University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 2, 2006.

 

‘Forestry’ in:

2nd reissue of The Law of South Africa (LAWSA) LexisNexis Butterworths, South Africa, 2005.

 

‘Fundamental Environmental Rights’ in:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2004 University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 1, 2005.

 

‘The Global Conservation Battleground’ in:

Thesaurus Acroasium Vol. XXXI ‘Protection of the Environment for the New Millenium’ Institute of Public International Law and International Relations, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2002.

 

‘HIV/AIDS and Prisoners’ Rights’ in:

HIV/AIDS and the Law (Manual) AIDS Law Project/Lawyers for Human Rights, 2001.

 

 

 

BOOKS EDITED

 

Co-editor (with Tuula Honkonen) of:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2008.

University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 8, 2009.

 

Co-editor (with Tuula Kolari) of:

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2007.

University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 6, 2008.

 

Co-editor (with Tuula Kolari)

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2006.

University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 4, 2007.

 

(The International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review (2004-2008) is available online at: www.joensuu.fi/unep/envlaw/ – follow the ‘Publications/Materials’ link.)  

 

 

SAPSE (OR ISI) ACCREDITED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

‘Filling station jurisprudence: the Fuel Retailers case, 2007 (6) SA 4 (CC)’ in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol:15:1 2008.

 

‘Costs, with pained regret: Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa v MEC for Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism, Eastern Cape, and Others 2005 6 SA 123 (E)’ in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol.14:2 2007.

 

‘Losing NEMA: Endangered Wildlife Trust v Gate Development (Pty) Ltd and Others Case no. 28761/05, decided on 23 June 2006, in the Transvaal Provincial Division’ (co-authored with Ms K Gumede) in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol.14:1 2007.

 

‘Finding NEMA: The National Environmental Management Act, the De Hoop dam, conflict resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution in environmental disputes’ (co-authored with Dr M Dent) in:

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2006 Vol 3.         

(Available online at http://www.puk.ac.za/fakulteite/regte/per/issue06v3.html.)

 

‘The World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002: A Critical Overview’ in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol.13:1 2006.

 

‘(Bio)Tracing Poor Exemptions: South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) v Head of Department: Department of Agriculture & Environmental Affairs and Others 2003 (6) SA 631 D&CLD’ (co-authored with J Ridl & M Carnelley) in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol.12:2 2005.

 

‘The incorporation of international environmental law (and multilateral environmental agreements) into South African domestic law’ in:

South African Yearbook of International Law Vol 30, 2005.

 

‘A vote for trees: Vogel v Crewe and Another 2003 (4) SA 509 (T)’ in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol. 10:1 2004.

 

‘Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Variety Protection in South Africa: An International Perspective’ (co-authored with N Barron) in:

Journal of Environmental Law Oxford University Press Vol.16 No. 1 January 2004.

(See http://jel.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/citation/16/1/19.)

 

‘Two Old Watchdogs: CITES, the ICRW, the African elephant and the whale’ in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Vol.10:2 2003.

 

‘The influence of English poaching laws on South African poaching laws’ in: Fundamina: A Journal of Legal History Vol. 9 – 2003.

 

‘A Step Closer to Coherence? The National Environmental Management Act’ in:

South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy Vol. 6 – 1999.

 

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

 

Association of Law Teachers of Southern Africa. Conference: Pietermaritzburg, July 2009. Paper delivered: ‘Expropriation as a tool for environmental protection in South Africa.’

 

Association of Law Teachers of Southern Africa. Conference: Pietermaritzburg, July 2009. Paper delivered: ‘Black and white in a seafill: NEMICMA and international controls on dumping at sea.’

 

Durban Climate Change Summit, 28 May 2009. Attended (by invitation), but did not deliver a paper.

 

IUCN International Academy of Environmental Law. Sixth Colloquium: ‘Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Protection’ Mexico City, Mexico, 10-15 November 2008. Paper delivered: ‘Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling and Poverty: political abuse’.

 

10th International Wildlife Law Conference. Granada, Spain, 6-7 March 2008. Paper delivered: ‘The IWC and CITES: recent developments’.

 

Association of Law Teachers of Southern Africa. Conference: Pretoria, January 2008. Paper delivered: ‘The overlap between environmental law and labour law in South Africa.’

 

Environmental Law Association Conference/AGM, Cape Town, November 2007. Paper delivered: ‘Filling station jurisprudence: the Fuel Retailers case, CC June 2007.’

 

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Draft Norms and Standards for Captive Animal Management Pietermaritzburg, October 2007. Attended, but did not deliver a paper.

 

DEAT Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Draft Norms and Standards for Elephant Management Pretoria, October 2007. Attended, but did not deliver a paper.

 

VerLoren Van Themaat Centre, University of South Africa, Soobramoney 10 year Retrospective Conference, Pretoria, September 2007. Paper delivered, with Advocate A Gabriel: ‘Soobramoney and the Westville Prisoners cases.’

 

59th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2007: Member of the South African delegation.

 

Property Law Colloquium, Durban, November 2006. Paper delivered: ‘Treading boldly and gingerly: property development approval, environmental litigation, and recent case law.’

 

‘Judging Environmental Crimes’: DEAT workshop for magistrates, Golden Gate, March 2006. Paper delivered: ‘Overview of Biodiversity and Conservation Legislation – offences and penalties.’

 

Presentation to the Minister of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, November 2005. Paper delivered: ‘Elephant culling: the legal position.’

 

‘Elephants Alive’ Workshop, Wits University, July 2005. Paper delivered: ‘Overview of the Legal Position and the Accountability of Scientists.’

 

Association of Law Teachers of Southern Africa. Conference: Bloemfontein, January 2005. First paper delivered: ‘The overlap between teaching environmental law and teaching human rights.’ Second paper delivered: ‘Being innovative with the examination of Commercial Law 1.’

 

Environmental Law Association Conference/AGM. Drakensberg, December 2004. Paper delivered: ‘The incorporation of international environmental law into South African domestic law.’

 

IUCN International Academy of Environmental Law. Second Colloquium: ‘Environmental Law and Land Use’ Nairobi, Kenya, October 2004. Paper delivered: ‘Is Conservation a Viable Land Usage? Issues surrounding the sale of ivory by Southern African Countries in 2004.’

 

Environmental Law Association Conference/AGM. Drakensberg, November 2003. Attended, but did not deliverer a paper.

 

Association of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference: Windhoek, July 2003. Paper delivered: ‘Understanding the present from the past: teaching environmental law.’

 

Southern African Society of Legal Historians Conference: Freedom, justice and equality: three pillars of legal history, Stellenbosch, January 2003. Paper delivered: ‘The influence of English poaching laws on South African poaching laws.’

 

Environmental Law Association Conference/AGM. Drakensberg, November 2002. Paper delivered: ‘Current trends in CITES.’

 

American Society of International Law. 7th International Wildlife Law Conference: A ten-year report card on the Convention on Biological Diversity. Washington DC, October 2002. Paper delivered: ‘The Convention on Biological Diversity, CITES and the ICRW.’

 

Environmental Law Conference ‘Environmental Law Foundations for Sustainable Development’. School of Law, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, August 2002. Attended, but did not deliverer a paper.

 

Centre for Development Management, University of Durban-Westville. Environmental Management Workshop, Durban, August 2002. Paper delivered: ‘Review of legislative and administrative provisions: the Constitution, the National Environmental Management Act, and related legislation.’

 

Black Lawyers Association (BLA) 3rd Annual Petroleum Conference: Energy and the environment. Amanzimtoti, July 2002. Paper delivered: ‘Agenda 21 and the future.’

 

International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP) 9th Biennial Conference, Victoria Falls, June 2002. Paper delivered: ‘CITES and the ICRW: international politics and the local community.’

 

CITES COP 12 Workshop. Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Pretoria, March 2002. Attended, but did not deliverer a paper.