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Chesne Albertus

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Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Procedure, University of the Western Cape

I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure at the Faculty of Law at University of the Western Cape. My responsibilities range from teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level, supervision of students' research, research on key issues pertaining to the criminal justice system, access to socio-economic rights in South Africa and the impact it has on crime and criminal justice, to commentary on policy and analysis of court cases from a constitutional and specifically a socio-economic perspective. My research expertise and interests are in human rights, rule of law, corruption, socio-economic rights, poverty alleviation and social inclusion.

I am also a member of the Journal of Anti-Corruption Law editorial team.


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, University of the Western Cape
  • 2011–2018
    Lecturer, University of the Western Cape
  • 2007–2010
    Programme Officer, Open Society Foundation for South Africa


  • 2018 
    University of the Western Cape, LLD (Criminal Justice)


  • 2020
    The national policy framework and strategy on Palliative care 2017‒2022: What’s in it for terminally Ill inmates in South Africa? , Obiter
  • 2019
    "Deciphering Dangerousness: A Critical Analysis of Section 286A and B of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977’, Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal
  • 2017
    A recipe for immunity or impunity? A commentary on the Southern Litigation Centre v The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others , Namibia Law Journal
  • 2017
    Remand detainees who are terminally ill: Does the law offer adequate opportunities for their release? , South African Journal of Criminal Justice
  • 2015
    Dudley Lee v Minister of Correctional Services: A road map to some of weak links in the South African custodial chain, Journal for Third World Studies
  • 2014
    The right to health in respect of terminally ill South Africans , Speculum Juris
  • 2012
    Palliative care for terminally ill inmates: Does the State have a legal obligation?, South African Journal of Criminal Justice
  • 2012
    Protecting inmates’ dignity and the public’s safety: A critical analysis of the new law on medical parole in South Africa , Law, Democracy and Development
  • 2010
    Offender Reintegration in South Africa: A complementary crime prevention measure, , OSF-SA Occasional Paper