Professor Theunis Robert Roux
Head of School

Professor Theunis Robert Roux

BA (Hons) LLB (Cape Town) PhD (Cantab)

Law & Justice
Sch of Global&Public Law

Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales.  Before relocating to Australia in January 2009, he was (for four years) the founding director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), an independent research centre based on Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.

His main research interest is in comparative constitutional law, focusing on the politics of judicial review in new democracies.  He is a former Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law, and co-editor of the major loose-leaf commentary on South African constitutional law, Stuart Woolman et al Constitutional Law of South Africa. In addition to his academic work, he has acted as a consultant to the South African government in the areas of land restitution, land tenure reform, and regulation impact analysis.

 

 

Phone
+612 9385 3418
Location
Room 218 The Law Building University of New South Wales UNSW Kensington Campus Sydney NSW 2052 Australia (Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2022, 'Comparative Public Law', in Daly P; Tomlinson J (ed.), Researching Public Law in Common Law Systems, Edward Elgar, United Kingdom
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2021, 'Constitutional Populism in South Africa', in Krygier M; Sadurski W; Czarnota A (ed.), Constitutional Populism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Dixon R; Roux T, 2020, 'Marking Constitutional Transitions', in From Parchment to Practice, Cambridge University Press, pp. 53 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108767859.004
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Dixon R; Roux T, 2020, 'Marking Constitutional Transitions: The Law and Politics of Constitutional Implementation in South Africa', in Ginsburg T; Huq A (ed.), From Parchment to Practice: Challenges of Implementing New Constitutions, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 53 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108767859
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2019, 'The Constitutional Court: A Levian Take on its Place in the Reformasi', in Crouch M (ed.), The Politics of Court Reform Judicial Change and Legal Culture in Indonesia, Cambridge University Press, pp. 245 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108636131
    Books | 2018
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2018, The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review A Comparative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108340977
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T; Dixon R, 2018, 'Introduction', in Dixon R; Roux T (ed.), Constitutional Triumphs, Constitutional Disappointments: A Critical Assessment of the 1996 South African Constitution’s Local and International Influence, Cambridge University Press, New York, United States, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108233231
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2018, 'Losing Faith in Law's Autonomy: A Comparative Analysis', in Delaney EF; Dixon R (ed.), Comparative Judicial Review, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 204 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788110600
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2018, 'In Defence of Empirical Entanglement: The Methodological Flaw in Waldron's Case against Judicial Review', in Levy R; Kong HL; Orr G; King J (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 203 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108289474
    Books | 2017
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Gargarella R; Domingo P; Roux T, 2017, Courts and social transformation in new democracies: An institutional voice for the poor?, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315259079
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2014, 'Assessing the Social Transformation Performance of the South African Constitutional Court: From Totalitarianism to the Rule of Law', in Jenkins C; Du Plessis M (ed.), Law, Nation--Building & Transformation: The South African Experience in Perspective, edn. Series on Transitional Justice, Intersentia, Cambridge, pp. 223 - 240, http://intersentia.co.uk/serie.aspx?serieCode=STJ&serieId=20&langId=2
    Books | 2013
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2013, The Politics of Principle: The First South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005, Cambridge University Press, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139005081
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2004, 'Legitimating transformation: Political resource allocation in the South African constitutional court', in Democratization and the Judiciary: The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies, pp. 66 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203485408
    Book Chapters |
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 'In Defence of Empirical Entanglement: The Methodological Flaw in Waldron’s Case against Judicial Review', in The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism, Cambridge University Press, pp. 203 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108289474.016
    Book Chapters |
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Dixon R; Roux T, 'Introduction', in Constitutional Triumphs, Constitutional Disappointments, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108233231.002
    Book Chapters |
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 'Losing faith in law’s autonomy: a comparative analysis', in , Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 204 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788110600.00019
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2020, 'The Constitutional Court's 2018 Term: Lawfare or Window on the Struggle for Democratic Social Transformation?', Constitutional Court Review, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/CCR.2020.0002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2020, 'Response to Zim Nwokora and Mark Tushnet', Public Law Review, vol. 31, pp. 145 - 154, http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2020/09/11/public-law-review-update-vol-31-pt-2/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2019, 'A Normatively Inflected, Sociologically Aware Account of the Rule of Law', Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, vol. 11, pp. 295 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40803-019-00109-y
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2019, 'Interdisciplinary Synergies in Comparative Research on Constitutional Judicial Decision-Making', Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, vol. 52, pp. 413 - 438, https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/0506-7286-2019-4-413/interdisciplinary-synergies-in-comparative-research-on-constitutional-judicial-decision-making-jahrgang-52-2019-heft-4
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2018, 'Indonesia's Judicial Review Regime in Comparative Perspective', Constitutional Review, vol. 4, pp. 131 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.31078/consrev422
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2017, 'Comparative constitutional studies: Two fields or one?', Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 13, pp. 123 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-110316-113534
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2016, 'Constitutional Courts as Democratic Consolidators: Insights from South Africa after 20 Years', Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 42, pp. 5 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2016.1084770
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux TR; Siregar F, 2016, 'Trajectories of Curial Power: The Rise, Fall and Partial Rehabilitation of the Indonesian Constitutional Court', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 21
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2015, 'American ideas abroad: Comparative implications of US Supreme Court decision-making models', International Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 13, pp. 90 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icon/mov002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2015, 'Reinterpreting ‘the Mason Court Revolution’: An Historical Institutionalist Account of Judge-Driven Constitutional Transformation in Australia', Federal Law Review, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.22145/flr.43.1.1
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux TR, 2015, 'The Incorporation Problem in Interdisciplinary Legal Research: Some Conceptual Issues and a Practical Illustration', Erasmus Law Review, vol. 8, pp. 55 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.5553/ELR.000039
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2015, 'Reinterpreting ‘the Mason Court Revolution’: An Historical Institutionalist Account of Judge-Driven Constitutional Transformation in Australia', Federal Law Review, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205x1504300101
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux TR, 2015, 'The Langa Court: Its Distinctive Character and Legacy', Acta Juridica, pp. 33 - 74
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux TR, 2015, 'Reinterpreting 'the mason court revolution', Federal Law Review, vol. 43, pp. 1 - 25, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;res=IELHSS;dn=236586966481096
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux TR, 2014, 'Judging the Quality of Legal Research: A Qualified Response to the Demand for Greater Methodological Rigour', Legal Education Review, vol. 24, pp. 173 - 200, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=947272808964576;res=IELAPA
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux TR, 2014, 'The South African Constitutional Court's Democratic Rights Jurisprudence: A Response to Samuel Issacharoff', Constitutional Court Review, vol. 5, pp. 33 - 73, https://jutalaw.co.za/print/catalog/Product/1705
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2011, 'UNDERSTANDING GROOTBOOM — A RESPONSE TO CASS R. SUNSTEIN', Constitutional Forum / Forum constitutionnel, vol. 12, pp. 2002 - 2002, http://dx.doi.org/10.21991/c9s953
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2004, 'Book Review', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 20, pp. 165 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19962126.2004.11864814
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 2004, 'Pro-Poor Court, Anti-Poor Outcomes: Explaining the Performance of the South African Land Claims Court', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 20, pp. 511 - 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19962126.2004.11865162
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T; Bonthuys E, 1999, 'Book Reviews', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 15, pp. 264 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1999.11835010
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 1999, 'Ann and Robert B Seidman: State and Law in the Development Process—A South African Response', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 15, pp. 98 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1999.11835001
    Journal articles | 1998
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T; Hofman J, 1998, 'Book Reviews', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 14, pp. 482 - 493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1998.11834988
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T; de Waal J; Van Wyk D; Dugard J; Braude C; Spitz D; Moellendorf D; Smith N; Carpenter G; Kriel RR, 1997, 'Cases and Comments', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 13, pp. 216 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1997.11834947
    Journal articles | 1995
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Andrews P; Stewart A; Kruger J; Roux T, 1995, 'Book Reviews', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 11, pp. 643 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1995.11827586
    Journal articles | 1993
    Professor Theunis Robert Roux
    Roux T, 1993, 'Cases and Comments', South African Journal on Human Rights, vol. 9, pp. 539 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1993.11827925

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