Professor Theunis Roux

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

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.

 

 

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Books

Roux T, 2018, The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review A Comparative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108340977

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

Journal articles

Roux T, 2020, 'Response to Zim Nwokora and Mark Tushnet', Public Law Review, vol. 31

Roux T, 2020, 'The Constitutional Court's 2018 Term: Lawfare or Window on the Struggle for Democratic Social Transformation?', Constitutional Court Review, vol. 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roux TR, 2015, 'The Langa Court: Its Distinctive Character and Legacy', Acta Juridica, pp. 33 - 74

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

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

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

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

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

Book Chapters

Roux T, 2021, 'Constitutional Populism in South Africa', in Krygier M; Sadurski W; Czarnota A (ed.), Constitutional Populism

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

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

Roux T; Dixon R, 2018, 'Introduction', in Dixon R; Roux T (ed.), , Cambridge University Press, New York, United States, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108233231

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.), , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 203 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108289474

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

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

Comparative constitutional law; interdisciplinary research in law and social science; Australian federal constitutional law; South African constitutional law; legal theory; property rights restitution and land reform.