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Dr LE ROUX-KEMP, Andra

BA LLB (Stell)
CML (UNISA)
LLD (Stell)
B Mus (UNISA)
Hons B Mus (UNISA)
Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

Assistant Professor

Dr LE ROUX-KEMP, Andra

Contact Information

Office: AC1- P5414
Phone: +(852)-3442-6593
Email: aleroux@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice (particularly Law of Evidence, Criminal Procedure & Sentencing, and Criminology)
  • Forensic Law
  • Medical & Health Law (including Medical Ethics and Bioethics)
  • Legal Theory (specifically Critical Legal Studies)
  • Legal Research Methodology

The scholarship of Dr. Andra le Roux-Kemp centres on better understanding the theoretical and practical dynamics of legal change in domestic and global contexts. Her approach is transdisciplinary and considers law as a body of knowledge existing in complex systems, extending across local, international, and structural confines, operating amidst the interplay of many variables, and including the authority of knowledge claims of other disciplines/sciences. Her primary fields of inquiry are Criminal Justice and Medical & Health Law. She completed her education and training in a number of disciplines (law, medical anthropology, applied ethics and musicology) in South Africa and Germany, and is now residing in Hong Kong where she is an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (HKSAR). She also holds the position of Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). She was awarded a Y-rating as a Promising Young Researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

 

Publications (SSRN page)

Books Chapters in Books
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A “Mental health and ethno-etiologies in Southern Africa: Towards collaborative therapeutic relationships” in Sandberg, Eric & Scheurer, Maren (eds.) Culture, Experience, Care: (Re-)Centring the Patient Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press (2014) ISBN: 978-1-84888-262-1 pp. 115 - 128
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Child-headed households in South Africa: The legal and ethical dilemmas when children are the primary caregivers in a therapeutic relationship’ in  Bray, Peter and Mak, Diana (eds.) People being Patients: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press (2013) ISBN: 978-1-84888-258-4, p 119-131
Articles
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Criminal Procedure and Sentencing’ Annual Survey of South African Law 2015 JUTA (2017 publication) p. 317-377
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A 'The Making of a Health Profession: A South African Case Study’ Journal of Law and Medicine 2017 Vol. 24(3), 707-721
  • Le Roux-Kemp, Andra 'Criminal Procedure and Sentencing' Annual Survey of South African Law 2014 JUTA (2016 publication) p. 315-363
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A 'The Recognition of Health rights in Constitutions on the African Continent: A Systematic Review' African Journal of International and Comparative Law 2016 Vol. 24.1, 156-171
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Criminal Procedure and Sentencing’ Annual Survey of South African Law 2013 JUTA (2015 publication), 333-379
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A 'Struggle music: South African politics in song' Law and Humanities Journal 2014 Vol. 8, No. 2, 247-268
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A 'Shaken Baby Syndrome: A South African Medico-Legal Perspective' Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2014 Vol. 17, No. 4, 1292-1321
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘The potential role of behavioural genetics in South Africa’s “Fight against Crime”’ Law, Innovation and Technology 2014 Vol. 6(1), 109-128
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Realising the right to health in Nigeria: Incongruities between international obligations and domestic implementation’ Africa Nazarene Law Journal 2014 Vol. 2(1), 119-138
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Deferred consent in emergency care research: A comparative perspective of South African regulations’ Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law 2014 Vol. 14, 47-62
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Criminal Procedure and Sentencing’ Annual Survey of South African Law 2012 JUTA (2013 publication) 267-305
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Intra-family violence or domestic violence, a domestic relationship or merely a case of sibling rivalry: Where to draw the line?’ International Review of Law Journal (Spring Domestic Violence Issue) 2013 Vol. 2, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/irl.2013.dv.2
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Overcrowding in prisons: A health risk in need of (re)consideration’ Health Law Review 2013 Vol. 21(2), 33-38
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘HIV/AIDS, to disclose or not to disclose: That is the question’ Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2013 Vol. 16(1), 200-239
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘A question of life and death’ Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 2013 Vol. 46(1), 74-89
  • Le Roux-Kemp, ‘Criminal Procedure’ Annual Survey of South African Law 2011 JUTA (2012 publication) 370-398
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘A novel application of the Hydrostatic Test in determining live (non)-birth’ South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2012 Vol. 2, 271-285 (with Wilkinson, J)
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Conventions, customs and beliefs – social determinants and realising the right to health in Malawi and Uganda’ Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 2012 Vol. 45(1), 1-17
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Voluntary informed consent and good clinical practice for the conduct of clinical research in South Africa: An ethical and legal perspective’ South African Medical Journal 2012 Vol. 102(9), 746-748
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Criminal Procedure’ Annual Survey of South African Law 2010 JUTA (2011 publication) 356-400
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘A medico-legal perspective on the practice of Garrotting’ Medico-Legal Journal 2011 Vol. 79(1), 15-25 (with Yitna, YG)
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘An analysis of the wording, interpretation and development of the provisions dealing with the use of lethal force in effecting an arrest in South African Criminal Procedure’ South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2011 Vol. 24(3), 266-282 (with Horne, CS)
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Witness anonymity and the South African Criminal Justice System’ South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2010 Vol. 23(3), 351-370
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘A legal perspective on African Traditional Medicine in South Africa’ Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 2010 Vol. 43(3), 273-291
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Standards of proof: Aid or pitfall?’ Obiter 2010 Vol. 31(3), 686-701
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Criminal Procedure’ Annual Survey of South African Law 2008 JUTA (2009 publication) 291-338
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘The moment of death: Law, society and science’ Obiter 2008 Vol. 39(2), 260-267
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Telemedicine: A South African legal perspective’ Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 2008 Vol. 1, 99-114
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Medico-legal aspects regarding drunk driving’ South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2007 Vol. 20(2), 220-242
Publications for the Legal Profession
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A 'Volume 175 - Law of Evidence' in Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong (2015 Reissue)
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A 'Volume 260 - Medicine, Pharmacy and Drugs' in Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong (2015 Reissue)
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A “Medico-legal aspects regarding motor law” in Cooper’s Motor Law: Criminal Liability, Administrative Adjudication and Medico-Legal Aspects Hoctor, SV (JUTA) 2011 Loose-leaf Publication ISBN: 978-0-702-17887-0
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A “Section 337 – Estimating the age of a person for the purpose of criminal proceedings” in Commentary on the Criminal Procedure Act Du Toit et al. (JUTA) Loose-leaf Publication ISBN: 978-0-702-11962-0
  • Le Roux-Kemp, A ‘Criminal Procedure’, ‘Sentencing’ and ‘Medical and Health Law’ JUTA’s Quarterly Review of South African Law (Electronic Publication)

Awards, Honors & Honorary Positions

  • Received a Y-rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa after an international peer review of the quality and impact of her research. Her status as a Y-rated researcher will be valid from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2021. (For more information on the rating process and the Y-category for Promising Young Researchers see here.) 
  • Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014 – 2019
  • 2013 Winner of the Young Scholars Symposium for Law and Science held at the European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT) Pavia University, Italy

Research Grants

  • Remorse as a strategic emotive dynamic for transitional justice, Research Development Grant for Y-rated Researchers (YRGR), National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), Amount ZAR227,000 (HK$123,313), January 2017-December 2019, Andra le Roux-Kemp (PI)
  • Remorse: A trans-disciplinary and mixed-method study on the recognition of remorse as a mitigating factor in sentencing, Early Career Scheme (ECS), Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Amount: HK$465,464, January 2017-December 2019, Andra le Roux-Kemp (PI)