Salona Lutchman

Senior Lecturer

Room 5.38 - Kramer Law Building


Salona Lutchman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town since January 2013. She is currently the convenor of the postgraduate Human Rights Programme (LLM and MPhil). Salona convenes the LLB elective International Human Rights and the Constitution. On the postgraduate programme, she convenes the course International Protection of Women's Human Rights and co-convenes the International Rights of the Child course. She completed her LLB degree (summa cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2006 and thereafter completed her articles of clerkship at Routledge Modise attorneys in Johannesburg and was admitted as an attorney and notary of the High Court of South Africa.

In 2009, Salona moved to Cape Town and joined the Department of Private Law as a teaching and research assistant. During this time, she was a research assistant to Professor Hanri Mostert and tutored Foundations of South African Law, Property Law and the Law of Persons and Marriage. In 2009 she was awarded a scholarship through the Academic Scholarship Programme to pursue her LLM studies at New York University (NYU). She completed her LLM degree in International Legal Studies at NYU over 2011-2012. On her return to UCT in 2012, she was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Private law and taught the law of Succession.

Expertise/ Research Interests

Her research interests include Public International law and Human rights with a focus on children's rights and health law.


International Human Rights and the Constitution, International Protection of Women's Human Rights, International Rights of the Child