frans viljoen

Prof Frans Viljoen

Director: Centre for Human Rights
Professor of Human Rights Law

frans.viljoen@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228

Expertise:
Human rights in Africa, international human rights law, rule of law, constitutionalism, South African constitution, democratisation, democracy in Africa, democratic transition, elections, human rights violations, African Union, African Charter, LGBTI law, discrimination based on sexual orientation, African regional integration law, international human rights monitoring mechanisms, sexual minority rights in Africa; comparative constitutional law

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michelo hansungule

Prof Michelo Hansungule

Academic Coordinator: LLM/MPhil Multidisciplinary Human Rights (MDHR)
Professor of Human Rights Law

michelo.hansungule@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4532

Expertise: 
Refugee rights, socio-economic rights, SADC Tribunal, International Criminal Court, Zambia, Zimbabwe, rule of law, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), democracy in Africa, democratic transition, elections, children's rights, constitutional development, African Union – Political Division, United Nations human rights protection system in Africa; African Commission and Courts of human rights; African refugees under the African system; International humanitarian law in Africa; Women's rights under the African system; Committee on the Rights of the Child; Traditional Leadership and human rights; National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

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danny bradlow

Prof Danny Bradlow

SARCHI Chair in International Development and African Economic Relations
Professor of Human Rights Law


danny.bradlow@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6202

Expertise: 
Global economic governance, International financial institutions, extractive industries and human rights, financial institutions and human rights, international development law, international economy and human rights, international trade and human rights, foreign investment law and human rights

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Prof Charles Ngwena

Professor of Human Rights Law
Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights; Disability Rights; Race and Cultural Studies

charles.ngwena@up.ac.za

Expertise: 
Sexual and reproductive rights, disability rights

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magnus killander

Prof Magnus Killander

Academic Coordinator: LLM/MPhil Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA)
Professor of Human Rights Law


magnus.killander@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 5407

Expertise: 
International organisations (UN, AU, SADC etc.), relationship between international and domestic law, international human rights law, foreign policy and human rights, comparative constitutional law in Africa

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josua loots 1

Mr Josua Loots

Programme Manager: Business Human Rights Unit

josua.Loots@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-4531

Expertise:
Business and human rights;  extractive industries law

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ololade shyllon

Dr Lola Shyllon

Project Manager: Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights

lola.shyllon@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-4199

Expertise:
Comparative constitutional, legislative and alternative legal frameworks on access to information in Africa, AU/RECs and access to information, democracy, governance and elections in Africa, transparency and socio-economic rights, freedom of expression, African human rights system

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charles fombad

Prof Charles Fombad

Head, Unit on Comparative African Constitutional Law at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa
Professor of Human Rights Law

charles.fombad@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3377

Expertise: 
African comparative constitutional law, constitutionalism, constitutional reforms, mixed legal systems

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Prof Christof Heyns

Director: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)
Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Professor of Human Rights Law

Pumeza.Matwa@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 2412

Expertise: 
United Nations, human rights in Africa, the right to life

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Ms Sheila Keetharuth

sheila.keetharuth@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-5092

Expertise: 
Eritrea, extractive industries

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dennis antwi

Mr Dennis Antwi

Programme Manager: Advanced Human Rights Course

dennis.antwi@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-4197

Expertise: 
Aviation and air law

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frans viljoen

Prof Frans Viljoen

Director: Centre for Human Rights
Professor of Human Rights Law

frans.viljoen@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228

Expertise:
Human rights in Africa, international human rights law, rule of law, constitutionalism, South African constitution, democratisation, democracy in Africa, democratic transition, elections, human rights violations, African Union, African Charter, LGBTI law, discrimination based on sexual orientation, African regional integration law, international human rights monitoring mechanisms, sexual minority rights in Africa; comparative constitutional law

Read more

michelo hansungule

Prof Michelo Hansungule

Academic Coordinator: LLM/MPhil Multidisciplinary Human Rights (MDHR)
Professor of Human Rights Law

michelo.hansungule@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4532

Expertise: 
Refugee rights, socio-economic rights, SADC Tribunal, International Criminal Court, Zambia, Zimbabwe, rule of law, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), democracy in Africa, democratic transition, elections, children's rights, constitutional development, African Union – Political Division, United Nations human rights protection system in Africa; African Commission and Courts of human rights; African refugees under the African system; International humanitarian law in Africa; Women's rights under the African system; Committee on the Rights of the Child; Traditional Leadership and human rights; National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Read more

danny bradlow

Prof Danny Bradlow

SARCHI Chair in International Development and African Economic Relations
Professor of Human Rights Law


danny.bradlow@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6202

Expertise: 
Global economic governance, International financial institutions, extractive industries and human rights, financial institutions and human rights, international development law, international economy and human rights, international trade and human rights, foreign investment law and human rights

Read more



Prof Charles Ngwena

Professor of Human Rights Law
Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights; Disability Rights; Race and Cultural Studies

charles.ngwena@up.ac.za

Expertise: 
Sexual and reproductive rights, disability rights

Read more

magnus killander

Prof Magnus Killander

Academic Coordinator: LLM/MPhil Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA)
Professor of Human Rights Law


magnus.killander@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 5407

Expertise: 
International organisations (UN, AU, SADC etc.), relationship between international and domestic law, international human rights law, foreign policy and human rights, comparative constitutional law in Africa

Read more

josua loots 1

Mr Josua Loots

Programme Manager: Business Human Rights Unit

josua.Loots@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-4531

Expertise:
Business and human rights;  extractive industries law

Read more

ololade shyllon

Dr Lola Shyllon

Project Manager: Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights

lola.shyllon@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-4199

Expertise:
Comparative constitutional, legislative and alternative legal frameworks on access to information in Africa, AU/RECs and access to information, democracy, governance and elections in Africa, transparency and socio-economic rights, freedom of expression, African human rights system

Read more

charles fombad

Prof Charles Fombad

Head, Unit on Comparative African Constitutional Law at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa
Professor of Human Rights Law

charles.fombad@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3377

Expertise: 
African comparative constitutional law, constitutionalism, constitutional reforms, mixed legal systems

Read more



Prof Christof Heyns

Director: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)
Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Professor of Human Rights Law

Pumeza.Matwa@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 2412

Expertise: 
United Nations, human rights in Africa, the right to life

Read more

Ms Sheila Keetharuth

sheila.keetharuth@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-5092

Expertise: 
Eritrea, extractive industries

Read more

dennis antwi

Mr Dennis Antwi

Programme Manager: Advanced Human Rights Course

dennis.antwi@up.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420-4197

Expertise: 
Aviation and air law

Read more