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Professor IEG Rautenbach

Lineage:  BA LLB (Pret) LLD (SA)

Current position:  Professor of Public Law

Institution:  University of Johannesburg

Professional life


Public Law

Career path

  • He is currently a Professor at the University of Johannesburg.

  • He did research at the University of Michigan, University of Tel Aviv, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Public International and Comparitive Law, Heidelberg as a Alexander-Von-Humboldt Stipendium Holder


  • Constitutional Law

  • Human Rights


  • Constitutional Working Group of the Multi-lateral Conference (CODESA) in 1992

  • Commission for the Demarcation of Provinces in 1993

  • An advisor to the Theme Committee: Bill of Rights, Constitutional Assembly in 1995 and 1996.

Conference papers

  • With EFJ Malherbe Constitutional Law – (1994) Lex Patria; (1996) Butterworths; (1998) Butterworths; (1999) Butterworths; (2004) Butterworths. Also published in Afrikaans.

  • General Provisions of the South African Bill of Rights (1994) Butterworths. Also published in Afrikaans

  • With EFJ Malherbe Wat sê die Grondwet? (1998) Van Schaik. Also published in English What does the Constitution say?(1998, 2002, 2004) and in Sesotho met TWD Mohapi Molao wa Motheo o reng? (2000); in Xhosa with PN Mtintsilana Uthini umGaqo-siseko? (2000); in Zulu with MT Kubheka Kungabe uthini umthethosisekilo? (2000).

  • "The European Convention for the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms" 1967 Fort Hare Papers 79 (in Afrikaans).

  • "Reflections on the Swaziland bill of rights" 1968 Speculum Iuris 44

  • "Judicial state action in the USA; judicial abstinence in the RSA" 1971 THRHR 45 (in Afrikaans).

  • "Subjective rights and human rights" 1971 THRHR 399 (in Afrikaans).

  • "Aspects of the protection of state security in Israel and South Africa" 1973 THRHR 210 (in Afrikaans).

  • "Dependence inducing substances and the law" 1973 Crime, Punishment and Reform 31.

  • "Legislative sovereignty and the legislative limitation of human rights in Israel" 1976 De Jure 41