André Edgar Antonio Maria Thomashausen#


André Thomashausen
Email:legesmundi 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:3382
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:SOUTH AFRICA
Section:LAW
Username:athomashausen
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andre-thomashausen/18/b86/338





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 to date: Professor Emeritus of International Law (Unisa) and Rechtsanwalt in Frankfurt am Main
  • 1983 to date: Sworn Translator for English, French, German and Portuguese
  • 1982 to 2016: Professor of International Law, University of South Africa
  • 1984 to 2016: Chair of Institute of Foreign & Comparative Law, University of South Africa
  • 1984 to date: Chair of Editorial Board: Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (CILSA)
  • 2008 to 2015: Chair of Department Public, Constitutional and International Law, University of South Africa
  • 1996 to 1997 On special leave for assignment relating to preparation and successful holding of the first democratic elections in Liberia in July 1997
  • 1993 to 1994 Special Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation for Mozambique (part time)
  • 1980 to1986 Akademischer Rat, Institut für Internationales Recht (now: Walther Schücking Institute of International Law) at Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany (on special leave from 1982 to 1986)
  • 1977 to 1980 Employed by the Department of Justice of the State of Schleswig Holstein as “Referendar”
  • 1976 to 1977 Research Fellow of Konrad Adenauer Foundation (based in Portugal)
  • 1974 to 1976 Part time lecturer for German Defence Force Part and Fortbildungs-Werk für Studenten und Schüler (FWS) e.V. (Germany)
  • 1973 Research Assistant to Prof. B. Markezinis, Churchill College, Cambridge (U.K)
  • 1971 to 1973 Research Assistant at the Institut für Internationales Recht, Kiel (Germany)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Constitutional Law: German, South African and Francophone and Portuguese speaking countries
  • Electoral Law in Africa
  • Administrative Law
  • Comparative Law: comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutionalism, comparative method
  • Public International Law: in particular Sovereign Immunity, International Human Rights Law and Rights of Self Determination
  • United Nations Peacekeeping
  • Private International Law: with particular specialisation in South African, German, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Latin American jurisdictions
  • Lex Mercatoria
  • Business Law
  • Mining Law in Africa
  • Oil and Gas Law in Africa
  • Anti-corruption law
  • Anti-terrorism law

Honours and Awards
  • 2008: Integrated 3-member International Evaluation and Rating Panel for the Second Review of all Law and Political Science Research Institutes and Centres in Portugal as mandated by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FTC)
  • 2003 Integrated and acted as Rapporteur of 5 member International Evaluation and Rating Panel for the Review of all Law and Political Science Research Institutes and Centres in Portugal, as mandated by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FTC)
  • 1990, 1992, 1994 Three consecutive Awards for Exceptional Academic Merit (University of South Africa).
  • October 1979 Winner of the German Hermann-Ehlers-Prize awarded by the Hermann-Ehlers Foundation
  • 1976 to 1977 Two year Post Graduate Research Fellowship awarded by of Konrad Adenauer Foundation

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