Liesl Muller is a senior attorney with more than ten years litigation experience. She joined the Centre for Child Law in January 2022. Liesl was previously the head of the Statelessness Project at Lawyers for Human Rights, one of the only projects of its kind in South Africa and the region. Liesl drove strategic litigation about changing laws which continue to entrench statelessness.
Furthermore, Liesl has been a contributory author to numerous submissions to various international and regional treaty bodies, including the UN Human Rights Council and the African Committee of the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Liesl has also presented cases to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Liesl has two Masters’ degrees cum laude, one from the University of the Witwatersrand, and recently a second in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. Her areas of interest include African nationality law and rights, child rights approaches to litigation and environmental justice for children.