School of Law

Mr Christopher Carl Gevers

Lecturer
Telephone: +27 31 260 2555
Email gevers@ukzn.ac.za
Campus: Howard College
Building & Room: HC Building – Suite G, 1st Floor

Biography:

Mr Christopher Gevers teaches international law, international criminal law, Foundations of Law and the Politics of Law at the School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); a Master of Science (MSc) specialising in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School. His research focuses broadly on critical approaches to international law, legal history and legal theory.

Academic Qualifications:

  • LLB (UKZN)
  • MSc (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • PhD Candidate (Melbourne Law School)

Research Interests:

  • International Law
  • International Legal Theory
  • African History
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Postcolonial theory and ‘Law and Literature’

Publications

  • ‘Back to the future? Civil society, the ‘turn to complementarity’ in Africa and some critical concerns’, Acta Juridica (2016).
  • Civil society, ‘positive complementarity’ and the ‘Torture Docket case’ (with M du Plessis), Acta Juridica (2016).
  • ‘Introduction to International Law (Book Review)’, 132 (3) South African Law Journal (2015).
  • ?‘Defining Epochs’ (with H Strydom), ‘Statehood and Recognition’ (with H Strydom), ‘Jurisdiction of States’ (with P Vrancken) and ‘International Criminal Law’ in Strydom (ed), International Law, Oxford University Press – South Africa (2015).
  • ‘International Criminal Law in South Africa’ in de Wet, Hestermeyer & Wolfrum (eds) The reception of international law in South Africa, Pretoria University Law Press (2015).
  • ‘International criminal law and individualism: an African perspective’ in Schwobel (ed) Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction, Routledge (2014).
  • ‘The Limitation of Rights’, in de Vos & Freeman (eds), Constitutional Law of South Africa in Context, Oxford University Press – South Africa (2014).
  • ‘Derogations and the Extraterritorial Application of Rights’ (with M du Plessis), Halsbury’s Laws of England: Rights and Freedoms (2013).
  • ‘South African Litigation Centre and Another v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Another’, 130(2) South African Law Journal (2013).
  • ‘Sixty Years in the Making, Better late than never?: The Implementation of the Geneva Conventions Act’ (with A Wallis & M du Plessis), African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (2013).
  • ‘Israeli Expert Opinion on Settlements’ (with M du Plessis), African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (2013).
  • ‘Introduction to International Criminal Law’, ‘Substantive International Criminal Law: the core crimes’, and ‘The prosecution of crimes under international law before domestic courts and the International Criminal Court’ in Kemp (ed), Criminal Law of South Africa, Oxford University Press – South Africa (2012).
  • ‘Immunity and the Implementing Legislation of South Africa, Kenya and Uganda’, in Ambos & Maunganidze (eds.), Power and Prosecution: Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice in Sub- Saharan Africa, Gottingen University Press (2012).
  • ‘Another stormy year for the International Criminal Court and its work in Africa’ (with M du Plessis), 35 South African Yearbook of International Law (2011).
  • ‘Commentary: Prosecutor v Blagojevic et al.’ (with M du Plessis), in Klip & Sluiter (eds) Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals (Vol. XXVI) (2010).
  • ‘Africa and the Codification of Aggression: A Pyrrhic Victory?’, 2 African Legal Aid Quarterly (2010).
  • ‘Making Amend(ment)s: South Africa and the International Criminal Court from 2009 to 2010’ (with M du Plessis), 34 South African Yearbook of International Law (2010).
  • ‘Commentary: Prosecutor v Jokic’ (with M du Plessis), in Klip & Sluiter (eds) Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals (Vol. XIX) (2010).
  • ‘Into the Deep End: The International Criminal Court and Sudan’ (with M du Plessis), African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (2007).
  • ‘Darfur Goes to the International Criminal Court’ (with M du Plessis), 14(2) African Security Review (2005).