Shaun de Freitas is a law professor in the Department of Public Law, University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa. He obtained the degrees B. Proc., LL.B., LL.M. and the LL.D. (UFS). De Freitas authored/co-authored over fifty scholarly articles and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal for Juridical Science from 2013 to 2018. He currently serves as Academic Head of the Department of Public Law at the UFS, and was appointed in 2016, as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney Campus). De Freitas teaches human rights theory and specializes in the right to freedom of religion as well as the relationship between the law, religion, and the governing authorities.