JAN 14, 2016
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Professor Pierre de Vos, University of Cape Town, will hold a one hour lecture on LGBTI rights in South Africa, including same sex marriage. He will provide an overview of the South African Constitutional Court’s conceptualization of the LGBTI community’s “right to be different”, and will reflect on the court’s non-normative conception of equality.
Professor Pierre de Vos,
University of Cape Town
Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. De Vos studied at the University of Stellenbosch, Columbia University (New York), and the University of Western Cape, where he held a professorship. He has published widely on constitutional issues, including the right to housing and health care, marriage equality, citizenship rights, political parties, democracy and affirmative action. He co-edited South African Constitutional Law in Contex
t, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. His blog
offers constitutional perspectives on social and political issues of contemporary South Africa. It is widely read and syndicated on the Daily Maverick, one of South Africa's leading online news platforms. He is widely quoted in the media on constitutional and socio-legal issues.