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Dr Gerhard van der Schyff

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Ph.D. (Law), Leyden University, The Netherlands
Ph.D. (Law), Antwerp University, Belgium
LL.M., LL.B., B.A., Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

Occupation: Associate Professor in Constitutional Law, Tilburg Law School, The Netherlands

Comparative Constitutional Law & Theory
Freedom of Religion (in particular ritual slaughter and general burqa bans in comparative, ECHR and EU law)
Limitation of Rights
Constitutional Identity

Memberships (selection):
International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS)
International Association for Constitutional Law (IACL)
Gesellschaft für afrikansiches Recht/ African Law Association

Publications (selection):
1. Ritual slaughter and religious freedom in a multilevel Europe: the wider importance of the Dutch case, 3 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 2014, pp. 57-75.
2. Interpreting the protection guaranteed by two-stage rights in the European Convention on Human Rights: The case for wide interpretation, In E. Brems & J. Gerards (Eds.), Shaping rights in the ECHR: The role of the European Court of Human Rights in determining the scope of human rights, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 65-83.
3. (with A.J. Overbeeke), Exercising religious freedom in the public space: A comparative and European Convention analysis of general burqa bans, 7 European Constitutional Law Review 2011, pp. 424-452.
4. The constitutional relationship between the European Union and its Member States: The role of national identity in article 4(2) TEU, 37 European Law Review 2012, pp. 563-583.
5. Judicial review of legislation: A comparative study of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and South Africa, Dordrecht | Heidelberg | London | New York: Springer, 2010. (Ius Gentium Series: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, vol. 5), 233 pp.
6. Limitation of Rights: A Study of the European Convention and the South African Bill of Rights, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2005, 369 pp.