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Alexander Paterson

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Alexander Paterson a professor of law in the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law and teaches Principles of Environmental Law, Lan d Use Planning Law, Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers and convenes the LLB Environmental Research Focus Group. He joined the Institute Law in 2004 and holds a BSocSci LLB LLM (Environmental Law) PhD from the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining the Institute he practised as an environmental att orney at Winstanley Smith and Cullinan Inc. and environmental consultant with EnAct International. He has also worked in the NGO sector monitoring the progression of environmental legislation through Parliament. Alexander serves on the board of various regional and national institutions and is assistant editor of the South African Journal of Environmental Law. He is furthermore a member of: the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law; IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law (WCEL); IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA); and the Joint Task Force on Protected Areas of the WCPA and WCEL. His areas of interest and research include biodiversity, protected areas and incentive based environmental regulation. On weekends you will find him up a mountain or surfing in the cold Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Contact Details

Rm. 6.18
Tel 021 650 5644

Teaching

  • Principles of Environmental Law (PBL5640F)
  • Land Use Planning Law (PBL5641F)
  • Environmetnal Law for Non-Lawyers (PBL5045S)

 

Publications

  • Paterson AR ‘Biodiversity, Protected Areas and Climate Change: An Assessment of the Potential of Connectivity Conservation Law in South Africa’ in Kotzé L, Humby T, Gilder A & Rumble O (eds) Climate Law and Governance for Low Carbon Development in South Africa (2015) Juta & Co 1-28 (accepted and in press)

  •  Paterson AR ‘Biodiversity and Local Governance’ in Du Plessis A South African Environmental Law: The Governing Function of Local Governance (2015) Juta & Co 711-757

  •  Paterson AR ‘The Endless Struggle of Indigenous Peoples in Protected Areas: Considering the Bushman’s Struggle for Water Rights in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve’ in Iza A, Kidd M, Feris L & Murombo T (eds) Water and the Law: Towards Sustainability (2014) Edward Elgar Publishers 349-377

  •  Paterson AR ‘Protected Areas Governance in a Southern African Transfrontier Context’ in Kotze L & Marauhn T (2014) Transboundary Protection of Biodiversity Brill Martinus Nijhoff 163-205

  •  Paterson AR & Mkhulisi M ‘Traversing South Africa’s Conservation and Land Reform Objectives: Lessons from the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve’  (2014) 2 South African Law Journal 365-407

  •  Paterson AR ‘Connectivity Conservation Law through the Eyes of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor’ in Diegues Leuzinger M, Farrier D, Gromilova M, Harvey M, Paterson A, Teles da Silva S, Trouwborst A, Verschuuren J, (2013) The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation - Case Studies, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland

  •  Paterson AR ‘Biodiversity, Genetic Modification and the Law’ in Glazewski J & du Toit L (eds) Environmental Law in South Africa Loose-Leaf Edition (Issue 1) (2013) LexisNexis

  •  Paterson AR ‘Protected Areas’ in Glazewski J & du Toit L (eds) Environmental Law in South Africa Loose-Leaf Edition (Issue 1) (2013) LexisNexis

  •  Paterson AR ‘An Attempt to Delimit the Boundary Between Regional and Municipal Planning in Lagoon Bay Lifestyle Estate (Pty) Ltd vs Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs & Development Planning (Western Cape)’ (2011) 18(1) South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 65-75

  •  Paterson AR ‘The Judiciary’s Gritty Efforts to Erode Mining Authority’s Continued Aversion to Cooperative Environmental Governance in the Cape Dunes’ (2011) 26(2) South African Public Law 565-575

  •  Paterson AR ‘Protected Areas: South Africa’ in Lausche B Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation (2011) IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No.81 IUCN Environmental Law Centre Bonn

  •  Paterson AR ‘Contractual Tools for Implementing the CBD in South Africa’ in Benidickson J, Benjamin A, Boer B & Morrow K Environmental Law and Sustainability After Rio (2011) Edward Elgar Publishers 341-366

  • Paterson AR ‘Co-Managing South Africa’s Land Reform and Conservation Agendas: Evaluating Recent Initiatives to Resolve the Unruly Interface Thrust Upon South Africa’s Protected Areas’ (2010) 17(2) South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 97-125

  •  Paterson AR ‘Seeking to Undermine Cooperative Governance and Land Use Planning’ (2010) 25(2) South African Public Law 692-697

  •  Paterson AR ‘Clearing or Clouding the Discourse: A South African Perspective on the Utility of the IUCN Protected Areas Governance Typology’ (2010) 10(3) South African Law Journal  490-514

  •  Paterson AR ‘Considering Recent Developments in Environmental  Fiscal Reform in South Africa’ (2009) 16(1) South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 23-48

  •  Paterson AR & Kotze LJ (eds) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in South Africa: Critical Legal Perspectives (2009) Juta

  •  Kotze LJ & Paterson AR (eds) The Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Governance: Comparative Perspectives (2009) Kluwer Law International

  •  Paterson AR  & Kotze LJ ‘Chapter 1: Introduction’ in Paterson AR & Kotze LJ (eds) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in South Africa: Critical Legal Perspectives (2009) Juta 1-8

  •  Paterson AR ‘Chapter 12: Incentive-Based Measures’ in Paterson AR & Kotze LJ (eds) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in South Africa: Critical Legal Perspectives (2009) Juta 296-335

  •  Paterson AR & Kotze LJ ‘Chapter 14: Towards a More Effective Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Regime for South Africa’ in Paterson AR & Kotze LJ (eds) Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in South Africa: Critical Legal Perspectives (2009) Juta 370-379

  •  Kotze LJ & AR Paterson ‘Chapter 18: The Role of the South African Judiciary’ in Kotze LJ & Paterson AR (eds) The Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Governance: Comparative Perspectives (2009) Kluwer Law International 557-601

  •  Paterson AR ‘On the Road to a Sustainable Transport Sector in South Africa: The Role of Market-Based Instruments’ (2007) in Cottrell J, Milne JE, Ashiabor H, Kreiser L & Deketelaere K (eds) Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation: International and Comparative Perspectives (Volume VI) Oxford University Press (2009) 831-862

  •  Paterson AR ‘Current Survey: Review of 2007 (South Africa)’ (2008) (1) Environmental Liability 13-22

  •  Paterson AR ‘Wandering About South Africa’s New Protected Areas Regime’ (2007) (1) SA Public Law 1-33

  •  Paterson AR ‘Current Survey: Developments in South African Environmental Law (2006)’ (2006) (6) Environmental Liability 78-87

  •  Paterson AR ‘Pruning the Money Tree to Ensure Sustainable Growth’ (2006) (2) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 1-21

  •  Paterson AR ‘Fuelling the Sustainable Development Debate in South Africa’ (2006) (1) South African Law Journal 52-61

  •  Paterson AR ‘Clearing a Path Towards Effective Alien Invasive Control - the Legal Conundrum’ (2006) (1) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 1-56

  •  Paterson AR ‘Property Tax: A Friend or Foe to Landscape Protection in South Africa’ (2005) 12(2) South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy  97-121

  •  Paterson AR ‘Tax Incentives – Valuable Tools for Biodiversity Conservation in South Africa’ (2005) (1) South African Law Journal 182-216

  •  Paterson AR ‘Current Survey: Developments in South African Environmental Law’ (2005) (4) Environmental Liability 58-65

  •  Paterson AR ‘Alien Invasive Vegetation and Genetic Modification – Oh What a Nuisance!’ (2005) (1) South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 83-88

  •  Paterson AR & Glazewski J ‘Land Reform and Agricultural Resources (Chapter 6)” in Environmental Law in South Africa (2nd Edition), Lexis Nexis Butterworths (2005) 165-192 (co-authored chapter in book)

  •  Paterson AR & Glazewski J ‘Biodiversity, Genetic Modification and the Law (Chapter 9)’ in Environmental Law in South Africa (2nd Edition), Lexis Nexis Butterworths (2005) 255-292 (co-authored chapter in book)

  •  Paterson AR & Glazewski J ‘Protected Areas and Community Based Conservation (Chapter 11)’ in Environmental Law in South Africa (2nd Edition), Lexis Nexis Butterworths (2005) 321-362 (co-authored chapter in book)

 

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