Mrs Georgia du Plessis
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Short CV

Georgia du Plessis was a lecturer at the Department of Public Law (UFS). She is now a Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, Faculty of Law.  She has a keen interest in human rights and more specifically, the right to freedom of religion and the right to life.  She is currently an Eurosa scholarship holder and busy with her joint-PhD at the University of Antwerp and the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.  The topic of her PhD concerns religious freedom in public schools. 

duplessisga@ufs.ac.za

 

Publications

Accepted and Forthcoming

2017. Chapter in ICLARS Conference Proceedings held in Oxford on Religious freedom (DHET)

2017. The European struggle with religious diversity - Osmanoglu and Kocabas v. Switzerland.Journal for Church and State (ISI/IBSS).

2017. Rhodes must fall” - An alternative approach to statues in the South African public sphere. ACLARS Conference proceedings. (DHET).

 

Published projects

A: JOURNALS

2016. Apartheid, Religious pluralism and the evolution of the right to religious freedom in South Africa. Journal for Religious History, volume 40, issue 2, pages 237–260 (ISI/IBSS).

2016. The legitimacy of using the harm principle in cases of religious freedom within education. Human Rights Review (Vol. 17, no. 3, September 2016) (ISI/IBSS).

2015. Freedom of expression and defamation of religion: Mohammedi v SABC 3. South African Journal on Human Rights, 51.185-204 (DHET)

2014. Religious freedom, reasonable accommodation and the protection of the conscience of learners in South African public schools,International Journal for Religious Freedom. Volume 7 (Issue 1&2): 97-112 (DHET)

2013. A Country Report on Violence in Education within South Africa. International Journal of Education Law and Policy, Special issue.

2013. Du Plessis, ““Defamation of Religion”: A Critique of the United Nations and Arab Co-authorship of the Balance between Expression and Religious Rights”, Ave Maria International Law Journal.

2013. Du Plessis, “Feticide: creating a statutory crime in South African law”, Stellenbosch Law Review (DHET).

2012. Raath and Myburgh (now Du Plessis), “Duty, right and social benevolence: An alternative approach to debates about abortion”.  Journal for Christian Scholarship (DHET).

2011. De Freitas and Myburgh, “Seeking deliberation on the Unborn in International Law”, Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 14(5), 9-37 (ISI/IBSS/DHET).

2010. De Freitas and Myburgh, “The Unborn and A, B, and C v Ireland”, Journal for Juridical Science 35(1), 93-112 (ISI/IBSS/DHET).

2009. De Freitas and Myburgh, “The relevance of science for the Protection of the Unborn”,Journal for Christian Scholarship, 61-85 (DHET).

B: CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

2017. The Wearing of Religious and Cultural Symbols in South African Public Schools, In: Religious and Ideological rights in education: Judicial perspectives from 32 legal systems. Editors, Pablo Meix Cereceda and Jan de Groof.  Wolf Legal Publishers, pp. 462-473 (DHET).

2017. The dissemination of religious knowledge in South African Public Schools. In: Religion, Law and Education: Tensions and Perspectives. Editors: Jan de Groof, Georgia du Plessis and Maria Smirnova. Wolf Legal publishers. Pages 229-250 (DHET).

2015. Chapter 18 – The Inclusion of Religion in South African Public School Education.  Law and Religion in Africa – The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies. Editors Pieter Coertzen, M Christian Green, Len Hansen: 271-284. SunMedia Publishers (DHET).

C: BOOK REVIEWS

2014. Book Review of God vs. the Gavel: The perils of extreme religious liberty, Marci A. Hamilton. New York: Cambridge University Press, Revised Second Edition, 2014, ISBN 976-1-107-45655-6 (paperback), US$ 27.99. 2014. Religious freedom, reasonable accommodation and the protection of the conscience of learners in South African public schools, International Journal for Religious Freedom. Volume 7 (Issue 1&2): 225.

2017. Religion and the Exercise of Public Authority. Book review by Georgia du Plessis. Journal for Juridical Science, volume 42, number 1, pp. 139-147.

  

D: CO-EDITOR

2014. South African Education after 20 years of democracy. IJELP. Wolf Publishers.

2017. Religion, Law and Education: Tensions and Perspectives. Editors: Jan de Groof, Georgia du Plessis and Maria Smirnova. Wolf Legal publishers.

Publications (Short List)


Research


Area(s) of Interest

Human Rights, religious freedom, right to life, constitutional law and philosophy of law

Courses Presented


Community Service


Service Learning


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