Prof Daniel Bradlow

BA(Wits) JD(Northeastern) MLIC(Georgetown) LLD(UP)

SARChI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations

Emeritus Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Tel: + 27 (12) 420 6202
Fax: +27 (0) 86 547 9000
danny.bradlow@up.ac.za 

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The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Daniel Bradlow

  • Ms OB Igbayiloye
    Business and human rights challenges: A case for legal framework in Nigeria

  • Ms B Keetharuth
    The UN ‘Protect Respect and Remedy’ framework and principals on business and human rights: Their potential role and application in the Extractive Industries in Africa

  • Mr J Loots
    Privatisation of public services: An analysis of the human rights implications of public-private partnerships in Africa

  • Ms N Mapefane
    The complex consequences arising from the privileges and immunities of international organisations

  • Mr MC Okoloise
    Accountability of oil companies for human rights violation in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region: Implementing pillar three of the ‘Ruggie principles’

  • Ms E Chitsove
    Combating corruption in international investment law: Prospects and challenges 

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Prof Charles Fombad 

Licence en Droit(University of Yaounde) LL.M(University of London) PhD(University of London)

Professor of Human Rights Law

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3377
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
charles.fombad@up.ac.za

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The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Charles Fombad 

  • Mr CA Chofor Che
    An analysis of decentralisation under the 1996 Constitution of Cameroon

  • Prof OE Nwebo
    The Role of the Pan African Parliament in promoting constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Lessons from supranational parliaments

  • Mr C Andeleki
    The independence of judiciary: A case study on constitutional democracy in Zambia

  • Ms SE Vohito Ép. Anyanwu
    The constitutionalisation of the rights of political parties in Africa and its impact on constitutionalism: A comparative study of Central African Republic, Senegal and South Africa

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Prof Michelo Hansungule

LLB LLM(Zambia) LLM(Graz, Austria) PhD(Vienna, Austria) Diploma in Land Tenure(Wisconsin)

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

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4532
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
michelo.hansungule@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Michelo Hansungule

  • Mrs OO Adeniyi
    Legal protection of the girl child against child marriage in Nigeria

  • Mr JO Arowosegbe
    Allocation of legislative powers under the Nigerian constitution and its implications for Nigeria’s federalism

  • Mr C Mulenga
    A dichotomous relationship between foreign direct investment in Zambia’s mining sector and the quest for environmental and human rights protection

  • Mr HA Abdalla
    Enforcement of the right to development through reverse linkage projects among developing countries: The Islamic Development Bank experience

  • Ms MV Uppiah
    The realisation of the right to development through the exploitation of Exclusive Economic Zone: The case of Mauritius

  • Ms MN Ginamia
    The right to development in post-conflict societies: Lessons from Northern Uganda

  • Mr EJE Eghosa
    The experiences of asylum-seekers in Pretoria: A human rights perspective

  • Mrs NR Lekgetho
    Immunity of sitting Heads of State in International Law – The case of South Africa

  • Mr LG Magawa
    Legal and policy obstacles toward realisation of the right to communal ownership of land for indigenous minority groups in Tanzania: A case study of the Hadzabe Community

  • Mrs LM Vungo
    Promoting indigenous and minority peoples’ rights while upholding democracy

  • Ms P Mukumbiri
    A critical analysis of women’s right to peaceful existence and the right to participate in the promotion and maintenance of peace: A case study of Zimbabwe.

  • Mr MJ Malowa
    The judicial interpretation of indigenous law as an inferior legal system in post-apartheid cultural jurisprudence in South Africa

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Prof Christof Heyns

LLB(UP) MA LLM(Yale) PhD(Wits)

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

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Prof Magnus Killander

jur kand(Lund) EMA(Padua) LLD(UP)

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

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 5407
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
magnus.killander@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Magnus Killander

  • Mr B Nkrumah
    Mobilising for the realisation of the right to food in South Africa

  • Mr E Okurut
    Preventing human rights violations by law enforcement during counterterrorism in Kenya and Uganda

  • Mr PP Imiera
    Developing a legal framework for state compensation to crime victims in Nigeria

  • Mr AC Ekeke
    The European Union’s rights-based approach to trade relations: The potential of extra-territorial human rights obligations in the realisation of right to development in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Mr PO Ogendi (co-supervisor: Dr A Waris)
    Pharmaceutical trade policies and access to medicines in Kenya

  • Ms RI Karugonjo-Segawa
    Participation in development: Right or privilege? A case study of Uganda

  • Mr AO Okeowo (co-supervisor: Dr E Griffin)
    Advancing accountability for mass atrocities through citizen media

  • Mr YC Nwagu
    Securing the right to participate in elections

  • Mr AE Etuvoata (co-supervisor: Prof S Ebobrah)
    The role of civil society in improving effectiveness of human right supervisory mechanism in Africa: A comparative of Western Europe

  • Mr EENM Kapapelo
    Counter-terrorism and human rights: Implications of 9/11 on the protection of human rights in the horn of Africa

  • Mr J Buabeng-Baidoo
    Making social protection floors a reality in Africa

  • Mr JDK Kariseb (co-supervisor: Dr A Budoo)
    The role and impact of special mechanisms on the realisation of women’s rights in Africa

  • Ms LU Ajemba
    Access to medicines for persons with psycho-social disabilities in Africa

  • Mr DM Ndambo (co-supervisor: Prof Erika de Wet)
    Human rights and state behaviour: A case study of Kenya

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Prof Charles Ngwena

LLB(Wales) LLM(Wales) LLD(UFS)

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

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3801
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
charles.ngwena@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Charles Ngwena

  • Mr CG Sibande
    Enforcement of sexual and reproductive health rights in Malawi: An analysis of human rights framework for sex workers rights

  • Mr GC Odo
    Promoting gender justice in Nigeria through judicialisation of maternal mortality

  • Mr M Mulumba
    The value of meaningful community participation in establishing entitlements to health care in Uganda

  • Mr LM Mute
    Bridging liberalism and communalism: in search of an effective framework for political participation by persons with disabilities in Kenya

  • Ms S Nabaneh
    A critical analysis of the political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalization health impacts and game changers

  • Ms AI Ofuani
    Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities: The case of Nigeria

  • Mrs NC Umeh
    Realising access to inclusive education for the hearing-impaired learner in Nigerian primary schools

  • Mrs WA Holness
    Support for the parental rights and responsibilities of mothers with intellectual disabilities in two KwaZulu-Natal children’s courts.

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Prof Frans Viljoen

BLC LLB(UP) LLM(Cantab) MA LLD(UP)

Director: Centre for Human Rights
Executive Committee
Professor of International Human Rights Law

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
frans.viljoen@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Frans Viljoen

  • Mr EY Ako
    Decriminalisation of same-sex acts in Africa: A case study of Ghana

  • Mr A Agada
    The compatibility of the Nigerian law on sexual minorities with the Nigerian Constitution and international law

  • Ms MW Kareithi
    A historical-legal analysis of woman-to-woman marriage in Kenya

  • Mr L Banda
    Towards non-discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Africa: The case of de-crimination in Zambia

  • Mr T Mamhare
    Towards the realisation of the rights of intersex persons: Establishing medical and legal protection of the rights of intersex persons in Africa

  • Mr VO Ayeni
    The impact of African Union human rights treaties in selected African states

  • Ms MW Kamunyu
    The gender responsiveness of the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Mr MG Nyarko
    Realisation of socio-economic rights under Ghana’s constitutional framework: Prospects and challenges.

  • Mr G Ogwaro
    Human rights education and removing resistance to human rights: Finding the right approach and appeal for Africa

  • Mr AA Ashenafi
    Realising electoral rights in Africa: A refugee rights perspective

  • Ms HM Ekefre
    The implementation of African human rights decision by domestic state actors

  • Mr DNC Ikpo
    The scope of individual duty under the African human rights system towards sexual and gender minority rights

  • Ms CK Mutungi
    Constitutional law and constitutionalism in neo-liberal regional integration: The East African community

  • Mr A Jjuuko
    Using strategic litigation to create social transformation in situations of homophobia and active hostility

  • Mr T Chinyoka
    Human rights must be adaptable to different contexts to be effective

 

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Prof Daniel Bradlow

BA(Wits) JD(Northeastern) MLIC(Georgetown) LLD(UP)

SARChI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations

Emeritus Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Tel: + 27 (12) 420 6202
Fax: +27 (0) 86 547 9000
danny.bradlow@up.ac.za 

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Daniel Bradlow

  • Ms OB Igbayiloye
    Business and human rights challenges: A case for legal framework in Nigeria

  • Ms B Keetharuth
    The UN ‘Protect Respect and Remedy’ framework and principals on business and human rights: Their potential role and application in the Extractive Industries in Africa

  • Mr J Loots
    Privatisation of public services: An analysis of the human rights implications of public-private partnerships in Africa

  • Ms N Mapefane
    The complex consequences arising from the privileges and immunities of international organisations

  • Mr MC Okoloise
    Accountability of oil companies for human rights violation in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region: Implementing pillar three of the ‘Ruggie principles’

  • Ms E Chitsove
    Combating corruption in international investment law: Prospects and challenges 

line



Prof Charles Fombad 

Licence en Droit(University of Yaounde) LL.M(University of London) PhD(University of London)

Professor of Human Rights Law

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3377
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
charles.fombad@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Charles Fombad 

  • Mr CA Chofor Che
    An analysis of decentralisation under the 1996 Constitution of Cameroon

  • Prof OE Nwebo
    The Role of the Pan African Parliament in promoting constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Lessons from supranational parliaments

  • Mr C Andeleki
    The independence of judiciary: A case study on constitutional democracy in Zambia

  • Ms SE Vohito Ép. Anyanwu
    The constitutionalisation of the rights of political parties in Africa and its impact on constitutionalism: A comparative study of Central African Republic, Senegal and South Africa

line



Prof Michelo Hansungule

LLB LLM(Zambia) LLM(Graz, Austria) PhD(Vienna, Austria) Diploma in Land Tenure(Wisconsin)

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

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4532
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
michelo.hansungule@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Michelo Hansungule

  • Mrs OO Adeniyi
    Legal protection of the girl child against child marriage in Nigeria

  • Mr JO Arowosegbe
    Allocation of legislative powers under the Nigerian constitution and its implications for Nigeria’s federalism

  • Mr C Mulenga
    A dichotomous relationship between foreign direct investment in Zambia’s mining sector and the quest for environmental and human rights protection

  • Mr HA Abdalla
    Enforcement of the right to development through reverse linkage projects among developing countries: The Islamic Development Bank experience

  • Ms MV Uppiah
    The realisation of the right to development through the exploitation of Exclusive Economic Zone: The case of Mauritius

  • Ms MN Ginamia
    The right to development in post-conflict societies: Lessons from Northern Uganda

  • Mr EJE Eghosa
    The experiences of asylum-seekers in Pretoria: A human rights perspective

  • Mrs NR Lekgetho
    Immunity of sitting Heads of State in International Law – The case of South Africa

  • Mr LG Magawa
    Legal and policy obstacles toward realisation of the right to communal ownership of land for indigenous minority groups in Tanzania: A case study of the Hadzabe Community

  • Mrs LM Vungo
    Promoting indigenous and minority peoples’ rights while upholding democracy

  • Ms P Mukumbiri
    A critical analysis of women’s right to peaceful existence and the right to participate in the promotion and maintenance of peace: A case study of Zimbabwe.

  • Mr MJ Malowa
    The judicial interpretation of indigenous law as an inferior legal system in post-apartheid cultural jurisprudence in South Africa

line



Prof Christof Heyns

LLB(UP) MA LLM(Yale) PhD(Wits)

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

Read more 



Prof Magnus Killander

jur kand(Lund) EMA(Padua) LLD(UP)

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

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 5407
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
magnus.killander@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Magnus Killander

  • Mr B Nkrumah
    Mobilising for the realisation of the right to food in South Africa

  • Mr E Okurut
    Preventing human rights violations by law enforcement during counterterrorism in Kenya and Uganda

  • Mr PP Imiera
    Developing a legal framework for state compensation to crime victims in Nigeria

  • Mr AC Ekeke
    The European Union’s rights-based approach to trade relations: The potential of extra-territorial human rights obligations in the realisation of right to development in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Mr PO Ogendi (co-supervisor: Dr A Waris)
    Pharmaceutical trade policies and access to medicines in Kenya

  • Ms RI Karugonjo-Segawa
    Participation in development: Right or privilege? A case study of Uganda

  • Mr AO Okeowo (co-supervisor: Dr E Griffin)
    Advancing accountability for mass atrocities through citizen media

  • Mr YC Nwagu
    Securing the right to participate in elections

  • Mr AE Etuvoata (co-supervisor: Prof S Ebobrah)
    The role of civil society in improving effectiveness of human right supervisory mechanism in Africa: A comparative of Western Europe

  • Mr EENM Kapapelo
    Counter-terrorism and human rights: Implications of 9/11 on the protection of human rights in the horn of Africa

  • Mr J Buabeng-Baidoo
    Making social protection floors a reality in Africa

  • Mr JDK Kariseb (co-supervisor: Dr A Budoo)
    The role and impact of special mechanisms on the realisation of women’s rights in Africa

  • Ms LU Ajemba
    Access to medicines for persons with psycho-social disabilities in Africa

  • Mr DM Ndambo (co-supervisor: Prof Erika de Wet)
    Human rights and state behaviour: A case study of Kenya

line



Prof Charles Ngwena

LLB(Wales) LLM(Wales) LLD(UFS)

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

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3801
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
charles.ngwena@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Charles Ngwena

  • Mr CG Sibande
    Enforcement of sexual and reproductive health rights in Malawi: An analysis of human rights framework for sex workers rights

  • Mr GC Odo
    Promoting gender justice in Nigeria through judicialisation of maternal mortality

  • Mr M Mulumba
    The value of meaningful community participation in establishing entitlements to health care in Uganda

  • Mr LM Mute
    Bridging liberalism and communalism: in search of an effective framework for political participation by persons with disabilities in Kenya

  • Ms S Nabaneh
    A critical analysis of the political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalization health impacts and game changers

  • Ms AI Ofuani
    Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities: The case of Nigeria

  • Mrs NC Umeh
    Realising access to inclusive education for the hearing-impaired learner in Nigerian primary schools

  • Mrs WA Holness
    Support for the parental rights and responsibilities of mothers with intellectual disabilities in two KwaZulu-Natal children’s courts.

line 

Prof Frans Viljoen

BLC LLB(UP) LLM(Cantab) MA LLD(UP)

Director: Centre for Human Rights
Executive Committee
Professor of International Human Rights Law

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
frans.viljoen@up.ac.za

Read more

The following students are registered for the LLD at the Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision or co-supervision Prof Frans Viljoen

  • Mr EY Ako
    Decriminalisation of same-sex acts in Africa: A case study of Ghana

  • Mr A Agada
    The compatibility of the Nigerian law on sexual minorities with the Nigerian Constitution and international law

  • Ms MW Kareithi
    A historical-legal analysis of woman-to-woman marriage in Kenya

  • Mr L Banda
    Towards non-discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Africa: The case of de-crimination in Zambia

  • Mr T Mamhare
    Towards the realisation of the rights of intersex persons: Establishing medical and legal protection of the rights of intersex persons in Africa

  • Mr VO Ayeni
    The impact of African Union human rights treaties in selected African states

  • Ms MW Kamunyu
    The gender responsiveness of the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Mr MG Nyarko
    Realisation of socio-economic rights under Ghana’s constitutional framework: Prospects and challenges.

  • Mr G Ogwaro
    Human rights education and removing resistance to human rights: Finding the right approach and appeal for Africa

  • Mr AA Ashenafi
    Realising electoral rights in Africa: A refugee rights perspective

  • Ms HM Ekefre
    The implementation of African human rights decision by domestic state actors

  • Mr DNC Ikpo
    The scope of individual duty under the African human rights system towards sexual and gender minority rights

  • Ms CK Mutungi
    Constitutional law and constitutionalism in neo-liberal regional integration: The East African community

  • Mr A Jjuuko
    Using strategic litigation to create social transformation in situations of homophobia and active hostility

  • Mr T Chinyoka
    Human rights must be adaptable to different contexts to be effective