Professor Arthur van Coller

BA (Law); LLB; LLM; DMS; HDipTax; PGDHET; LLD (Admitted Attorney)
Senior Lecturer
Public Law
Telephone Number: 
+27 43 704 7520
Teaching Responsibilities: 

Human Rights, Public International Law, Tax Law

Other Responsibilities:

Instructor LSSA School for Legal Practice

Research Interests: 

Animal Rights, Human Rights, Children’s Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Tax Law


Prof Arthur van Coller studied law at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and at the University of Pretoria. He obtained a BS (Law), LLB, LLM, HDipTax and a doctorate in International Humanitarian Law. Humanitarian Law together with

Human Rights Law are Prof van Coller’s main areas of research.  He further obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and Training and a Diploma in Supervision from the Universities of Fort Hare and Rhodes respectively.

 Prof van Coller was admitted as an attorney in 1996 and currently lectures High Court Practice at the East London Law School for Legal Practice. He has also been responsible for the drafting of the Magistrates Court, High Court, Commercial Contracts and Broad Base Skills Tests for the Law Society of South Africa, School of Legal Practice. He is currently enrolled for an MA in Higher Education at the University of the Free State. Prof van Coller is the current head of the Department of Public Law. He teaches Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Competition Law and Advanced Legal Writing at the University of Fort Hare. Prof van Coller also teaches for the International Council of the Red Cross on the advanced training course in International Humanitarian Law in Pretoria and some short courses in Local Government Law and Administration. Prof van Coller serves as the associate editor of Speculum Juris and on the editorial board of the African Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law. He is a member of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers, Academics Promoting the Effective Advocacy in Law, the National Scholarly Editors' Forum, the ICRC Contact Group of Teachers of International Humanitarian Law, and the Justice and Peace Initiative.