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Annette Lansink holds law degrees from universities in South Africa and the Netherlands.¬† She ¬†¬†obtained her bachelor of laws and master of law (Kand.; Mr. (Groningen)) from a leading research university, the four centuries old University of Groningen. She obtained a second LLM degree in constitutional and international law from the University of South Africa (LLM (UNISA)). She is currently the Dean of the School of Law at the University of Venda. She has extensive experience in higher education and has contributed to the transformation of the university in numerous leadership roles. She has been instrumental in helping to build the School of Law through curricular innovations and has put the School on the map through various partnerships, collaborations and linkages. Her research interests are in the areas of public international law, human rights, gender, migration and trafficking, and the transformation of higher education in South Africa. She was Rapporteur on women and migration for the prestigious global International Law Association’s Committee on Feminism and International Law. Consistent with her multi-disciplinary approach, she has in recent years again focused her attention on Africanisation of the law and epistemologies of the South. Given the breadth of her interests, she has published nationally and internationally in both scholarly journals and the popular media and delivered papers in many countries, institutions and fora, including the United Nations.

Last updated 7 June 2016