Julia Sloth-Nielsen is senior professor and currently Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
During the 1990s, she managed the Children's Rights Project of the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape. She served on the South African Law Reform Commission's Project Committee on Juvenile Justice, which developed the initial versions of what was eventually the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008. She also served on the SALRC Project Committee which developed the Children's Act 38 of 2005. Since then she has worked widely on child law reform in the region, including in Southern Sudan, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho and Zanzibar. Prof. Julia is currently a member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. (Term: January 2011 – July 2016).