Staff profile

Professor Gerhard Kemp


Professor in International and Transnational Criminal Justice

Gerhard standing and smiling in front of a bookcase

Subject

Law

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Law School

Research centre

Better Society

Campus

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

G.Kemp2@derby.ac.uk

About

Gerhard Kemp studied law at the universities of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and Antwerp (Belgium). He joined Derby Law School in February 2020 as a professor of law, specialising in international and transnational criminal justice, international humanitarian law, comparative criminal law and post-conflict studies.  Gerhard serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in Cape Town and is a member of the advisory council of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, Whitney R Harris World Law Institute, Washington University (St Louis) in the United States.

He was previously an Erasmus Mundus visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland and a senior research fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin. Gerhard is a recipient of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany and is also a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

In addition to his research, teaching and community involvement, Gerhard is also active in the broader academic community and is the regional editor of the Criminal Law Forum (Springer Press), assistant editor of the African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (Juta), editor of the South African Journal of Criminal Justice (Juta) and serves, amongst others, on the editorial boards of the South African Yearbook of International Law (Juta) and the Zeitschrift für Internationales Strafrechtsdogmatik (ZIS).

Teaching responsibilities

LLM (Transnational Organised Crime)

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

International experience

Additional interests and activities

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In the media

Books

K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Institutional Reform Vol I (2019) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77093-1)

K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Institutional Reform Vol II (2019) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77089-4)

K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Media Coverage Vol I (2019) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77051-1)

K Bachmann, G Kemp & I Ristić (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Media Coverage Vol II (2019) Peter Lang. Berlin (ISBN 978-3631-77055-9)

G Kemp, S Walker, R Palmer, D Baqwa, C Gevers, B Leslie, A Steynberg Criminal Law in South Africa 3rd edn (2018) Oxford University Press. Cape Town (ISBN 978-0-19-0723620)

G Kemp Individual Criminal Liability for the International Crime of Aggression 2nd edn (2016) Intersentia. Antwerp/Cambridge (ISBN 978-1-78068-350-8)

Chapters in books

G Kemp “The right to legal assistance” in Joubert, JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 13th (2020) Juta: Cape Town (ISBN 978 1 48513 389 6)

G Kemp “The accused: his or her presence as a party” in Joubert, JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 13th (2020) Juta: Cape Town (ISBN 978 1 48513 389 6)

G Kemp “The exercise of powers and the vindication of individual rights” in Joubert, JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 13th (2020) Juta: Cape Town (ISBN 978 1 48513 389 6)

G Kemp “The ICC and institutional reform in Kenya” in Bachmann, K, Kemp, G & Ristić, I (eds) International Criminal Tribunals as Actors of Domestic Change – The Impact on Institutional Reform Vol II (2019) Peter Lang: Berlin (ISBN 978-3-631-77089-4)

G Kemp “Immunity of high-ranking officials before the ICC – between international law and political reality” in Werle, G & Zimmermann, A (eds) The International Criminal Court in Turbulent Times (2019) TMC Asser Press: The Hague (ISBN 978-94-6265-302-3) (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-303-0_5)

G Kemp “South Africa” in Reed, A & Bohlander, M (eds) Homicide in Criminal Law: A research companion (2018) Routledge: London & New York (ISBN 97811-384-984-19)

G Kemp “The conflict in Ukrainian Donbas: International, regional and comparative perspectives on the jus ad bellum options” (with I. Lyubashenko) in Sayapin, S & Tsybulenko, E (eds) The Use of Force against Ukraine and International Law (2018) Asser Press/Springer: The Hague/Berlin (ISBN 978-94-6265-221-7)

G Kemp “The crime of unconstitutional change of government” (with S. Kinyunyu) in Werle, G & Vormbaum, M (eds) The African Criminal Court – A commentary on the Malabo Protocol (2017) Asser Press/Springer:  The Hague/Berlin (ISBN 978-94-6265-149-4)

G Kemp “South Africa” in Reed, A & Bohlander, M (eds) Consent – Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (2017) Routledge: London & New York (ISBN 978-1-472-46995-3)

G Kemp “Sword and shield: The human rights imperative informing the international criminal justice project – A South African perspective” in Dewulf, S (ed) Liber Amicorum Chris van den Wyngaert (2017) Maklu: Antwerp (ISBN 978-9-04660-889-0)

Articles

G Kemp “Like Dust before the Wind, or, the Winds of Change? The Influence of International Criminal Tribunals on Narratives and Media Frames” (2019) 2 International Journal of Transitional Justice 368-386 (with K Bachmann et al) (doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijz005)

G Kemp “Recent cases: International criminal law” 31 (2018) 1 South African Journal of Criminal Justice 155-171

G Kemp “Perspectives on South Africa’s unfinished business of dealing with past atrocities, and considering present priorities” 2018 (4) Diritto Penale Contemporaneo 264-272. 

G Kemp “South Africa’s (possible) withdrawal from the ICC and the future of the criminalization and prosecution of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide under domestic law:  A submission informed by historical, normative and policy considerations” 16 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 411 (2017) Vol 16 (3) 411-438.