Bio

Dr. Sanita van Wyk works as a Lecturer at Tilburg University. She is a qualified Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, and was previously a doctoral researcher at the Berlin Centre of Caspian Region Environmental and Energy Studies (CREES) at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and a TOP 20 awarded postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and Women Leaders for Planetary Health (WLPH). She is the author of the book entitled: The Impact of Climate Change Law on the Principle of State Sovereignty over Natural Resources. Her primary fields of research include international law, comparative law and environmental law. Her current research is focused on the intersection between business and environmental law. 

Teaching

International Business Law

Legal Negotiation

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Climate change law and policy in South Africa and Mauritius - Adaptat…

    van Wyk, S. (2022). Climate change law and policy in South Africa and Mauritius: Adaptation and mitigation strategies in terms of the Paris Agreement. African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 30(1), 1-24.
  2. Climate change litigation - Determinations of the Supreme Court of Ir…

    van Wyk, S. (2022). Climate change litigation: Determinations of the Supreme Court of Ireland on the National Mitigation Plan. Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, 37, 101-122. https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/27112
  3. ESG as a business model for SMEs

    van Wyk, S., Fenwick, M., Joubert, E., & Vermeulen, E. (2022). ESG as a business model for SMEs. (pp. 1-29). (Law Working Paper Series; No. 642/2022). European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4098644
  4. Climate litigation in Southern Africa - A tool for promoting gender e…

    van Wyk, S. (Author). (2021). Climate litigation in Southern Africa: A tool for promoting gender equality and planetary health. Web publication/site, . https://wlph.org/climate-litigation-in-southern-africa-a-tool-for-promoting-gender-equality-and-planetary-health
  5. Why planetary health needs lawyers

    van Wyk, S. (Author). (2021). Why planetary health needs lawyers. Web publication/site, . https://wlph.org/why-planetary-health-needs-lawyers?postId=603cc504770845004140b307

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