Hugh Corder

University of Cape Town

Hugh Corder has been Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town since 1987 and a Fellow of the University since 2004. A graduate of the universities of Cape Town, Cambridge and Oxford, his main teaching and research interests fall within the field of Constitutional and Administrative Law, particularly judicial appointment and accountability and mechanisms to further administrative accountability. Professor Corder has been widely involved in community work since his student days, concentrating on popular legal education, human rights and the abolition of the death penalty. He served as a technical adviser in the drafting of the transitional Bill of Rights for South Africa in 1993. He has written two books, co-authored two and edited a further nine, and has contributed many articles and chapters in books.

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