Health Law

Welcome to the Health Law & Ethics Research Interest Group

We aim to engage in topical health law and ethics research and teaching from a uniquely South African perspective, and to impact on the South African, African, and global health law and ethics landscape.

On an undergraduate level, we present Bioethics as an elective to LLB students. On a postgraduate level, we offer a research LLM, and coursework LLM in Medical Law, and a research PhD. Our undergraduate course in Bioethics is typically taken by about 100 students every year. Our main areas of interest are

  • Reproductive law & ethics
  • Children’s rights – research, reproduction
  • New technologies & health care
  • Big data, genomics, and health law
  • End-of-life

Here is a list of our most recent publications:


Gene editing and genomics research


Health research

Medical malpractice

Scientific freedom