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Prof. Dr. Christa Rautenbach

Rautenbach, Prof. Dr. Christa

North West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa
Field of research: National law, constitutional law
Host: Prof. Dr. Marie-Claire Foblets Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
  • Christa Rautenbach: Indian Succession Laws with Special Reference to the Position of Females: A Model for South Africa?. In: Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa. 41, 2008, p. 105 - 135 [Comparative Law Legal Pluralism India].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Re-evaluation of Religious and Cultural Symbols in Public Schools in South Africa: Emergence and Development of Legal Pluralism. In: Journal of the World Universities Forum. 1, 2008, p. 93102 [Legal Pluralism Religious and Cultural dress Public Schools].

  • Christa Rautenbach: South African Common and Customary Law of Intestate Succession: A Question of Harmonisation, Integration or Abolition. In: Electronic Journal of Comparative Law. 12.1, 2008, p. 1 - 15 [Legal Pluralism Customary Law Succession].

  • Christa Rautenbach and Anél du Plessis: Fragmentation: Friend or foe in the effective implementation of the Cultural Diversity Convention in South Africa?. In: South African Yearbook of International Law. 34, 2009, p. 132 - 158 [Cultural diversity; Fragmentation; Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005].

  • Anél du Plessis and Christa Rautenbach: Legal Perspectives on the Role of Culture In Sustainable Development. In: Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, accessible at http://www.puk.ac.za/opencms/export/PUK/html/fakulteite/regte/per/issuepages/2010volume13no1.html. 13(1), 2010, p. 26 - 71 [Culture; Sustainable development; Good cultural governance].

  • Christa Rautenbach, Jan C Bekker & Nazeem MI Goolam: Introduction to Legal Pluralism in South Africa (3rd ed). Durban, South Africa: LexisNexis, 2010, 404 pp. [Legal Pluralism; Cultural Diversity; Customary Law; Religious Legal Systems].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Deep Legal Pluralism in South Africa: Judicial Accommodation of Non-State Law in South Africa. In: Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. 60, 2010, p. 143 - 178 [Legal pluralism; cultural diversity; customary law].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Cultural Diversity and International Law. In: International Law and Institutions in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems(EOLSS) at http://www.eolss.net. (Ed. Aaron Schwabach, Arthur John Cockfield) Oxford, UK: Eolss Publishers, 2011, p. 1 - 33 [Cultural diversity; culture; legal pluralism; multiculturalism; international law; UNESCO; globalisation; development; democracy; human rights; universalism; international cultural instruments. ].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Implementation of the Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in South Africa. Perspectives from a 'Developing Country'. In: The Unesco Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: A Tale of Fragmentation in International Law. (Ed. Toshiyuki Kono & Steven Van Uytsel) Cambridge: Intersentia, 2012, p. 395 - 429 [International Law Cultural diversity].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Willemien du Plessis: African Customary Marriages in South Africa and the Intricacies of a Mixed Legal System: Judicial (In)novatio or Confusio?. In: Mc Gill Law Journal. 57, 2012, p. 749 - 780 [Mixed Jurisdictions Legal Pluralism African Customary Law].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Willemien du Plessis: Reform of the Customary Law of Succession: Final Nails in the Customary Law Coffin?. In: The Future of African Customary Law. (Ed. Jeanmarie Fenrich, Paolo Galizzi & Tracy E Higgins) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, p. 336 - 360 [Customary Law Law of Succession].

  • Christa Rautenbach: South Africa: Teaching an 'Old Dog' New Tricks? An Empirical Study of the Use of Foreign Precedents by the South African Constitutional Court (1995-2010). In: The Use of Foreign Precedents by Constitutional Court Judges. (Ed. Tania Groppi & Marie-Claire Ponthoreau) Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013, p. 186 - 208 [Constitutional comparativism Transjudicialism Judicial globalism Judicial comparativism].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Lourens du Plessis: In the Name of Comparative Constitutional Jurisprudence: The Consideration of German Precedents by South African Constitutional Court Judges. In: German Law Journal. 14, 2013, p. 1539 - 1578 [Comparative constitutionalism, Comparative Constitutional Jurisprudence, German case law, South African constitutional court, Use of foreign precedent,].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Jan C Bekker (eds): Introduction to Legal Pluralism. Durban: LexisNexis, 2014, 454 pp. [Legal pluralism; Hindu law; Islamic law; Jewish law; Customary law].

  • Christa Rautenbach, David Hart & Mauritz Naudé: Heritage Resources Management. In: Environmental Law and Local Government in South Africa . (Ed. AA du Plessis) Cape Town: Juta, 2015, p. 821 - 853 [Environmental law; Local government; Culture; Resource management].

  • Christa Rautenbach: The Contribution of the Courts in the Integration of Muslim Law into the Mixed Fabric of South African Law. In: Mixed Legal Systems, East and West . (Ed. M Mattar, V Palmer & A Koppel ) Surrey: Ashgate, 2015, p. 225 - 244 [Muslim law; Mixed legal jurisdictions; South Africa].

  • Christa Rautenbach: South Africa: Legal Recognition of Traditional Courts - Legal Pluralism in Action. In: Non-State Justice Institutions and the Law. (Ed. M Kötter, T Röder, G Schuppert & R Wolfrum ) Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, p. 121 - 132 [Legal pluralism; Traditional courts; Non-State Justice Institutions].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Sue Farran: Introduction. In: The Diffusion of Law: The Movement of Laws and Norms Around the World. (Ed. S Farran, J Gallen, J Hendry & C Rautenbach ) Surrey: Ashgate, 2015, p. 1 - 1 [Diffusion of law; legal transplants].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Thinking about Norms in Pluralistic Societies: Blurred Lines between the “Legal” and the “Social” of Pluralist Normative Orders. In: Le droit comparé et ... / Comparative Law and .... (Ed. A Albarian & O Moréteau) Aix: Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, 2015, p. 107 - 115 [Legal pluralism; social norms; legal norms].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Legal Reform of Traditional Courts in South Africa: Exploring the Links between Ubuntu, Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence. In: Journal of International and Comparative Law . 2, 2015, p. 275 - 304 [Traditional Courts; ubuntu; restorative justice; therapeutic jurisprudence].

  • Christa Rautenbach and Juanita Jamneck (eds): The Law of Succession in South Africa. Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 2012, 328 pp. [Law of succession; inheritance].

  • Christa Rautenbach: Regshistoriese Gronde vir die Verbod op die Pactum Successorium: Is Geskiedkudige Redes genoeg vir die Voortbestaan vir die Verbod in Suid-Afrika?. In: De Jure Gentium et Civili: Fetscrift in Honour of Eltjo Schrage. (Ed. M Carnelley, Shannon Hoctor & André Mukheibir ) Port Elizabeth: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2014, p. 45 - 61 [Pactum successorium; law of succession].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Irene Spigno: Foreign Influences on the Legislative Process in Namibia. In: Comparative Law in Legislative Drafting: The Increasing Importance of Dialogue amongst Parliaments . (Ed. N Lupo & L Scaffardi ) the Netherlands: Eleven Publishing, 2014, p. 265 - 283.

  • Christa Rautenbach: Traditional Courts as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – Mechanisms in South Africa. In: The Status Quo of Mediation in Europe and Overseas: Options for Countries in Transition. (Ed. F Dietrich) Hamburg: Verlag Dr Kovac, 2014, p. 288 - 329.

  • Christa Rautenbach: The Dissolution of a Hindu Marriage by Divorce. In: Divorce Law and the Dissolution of Life Partnerships . (Ed. J Heaton) Cape Town: Juta, 2015, p. 355 - 386 [law of divorce; Hindu law].

  • Juanita Jamneck and Christa Rautenbach (eds): The Law of Succession in South Africa. South Africa: Oxford University Press (southern African division), 2017, 356 pp. [law of succession; administration of estates; trust law; customary law of succession].

  • Christa Rautenbach and Omar Salah: Islamic finance: A corollary of legal pluralism or legal diversity in South Africa and the Netherlands?. In: Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa. 2015, p. 488 - 515 [Islamic finance; Islamic banking; South Africa; the Netherlands; legal pluralism; cultural diversity].

  • Christa Rautenbach: The South African Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Precedent in Matters of Religion: Without Fear or Favour?. In: Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, accessible at http://journals.assaf.org.za/per/issue/view/101. 2015, p. 1544 - 1570 [South African Constitutional Court; comparative constitutionalism; use of foreign precedent].

  • Christa Rautenbach: A Family Home, Five Sisters and the Rule of Ultimogeniture … Comparing Notes on Judicial Approaches to Customary Law in South Africa and Botswana. In: African Human Rights Law Journal. 2016, p. 145 - 174 [Botswana; South Africa; customary law of succession; primogeniture; ultimogeniture].

  • Christa Rautenbach & Lourens du Plessis: The Constitutional Court of South Africa. In: Comparative Constitutional Reasoning. (Ed. Andras Jakab, Arthur Dyevre & G Itzcovich) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017, p. 560 - 603 [comparative constitutionalism; South Africa; constitutional reasoning].


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