The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria hosts an annual conference on disability rights in an African context during the first week of November. Conference participants include persons with disabilities, their families and their representative organisations, policymakers, policy implementers, lawyers, faculty from universities around the world, human rights activists and scholars. The inaugural disability rights conference was held in 2013.
Annual Conference 2018
The 2018 conference will focus on addressing the barriers to implementation of inclusive education in the African region.
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Annual Conference 2017 Disability Rights in Africa
Domesticating the CRPD in the African region
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Annual Conference 2016 Albinism in Africa
Advancing the rights of persons with albinism in Africa: A call to action
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Annual Conference 2015 Children with disabilities in Africa
Towards the effective implementation of the rights of children and youth with disabilities in Africa’
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Annual Conference 2014 Women with disabilities in Africa
Overcoming obstacles: Towards the effective implementation of the rights of women with disabilities in Africa
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Annual Conference 2013 CRPD in Africa
Towards the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Africa
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Disability Rights Unit News

  •   The African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) is calling for papers for consideration for publication in Section A of the ADRY Read More
  •   The Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights seeks to appoint an appropriately qualified individual (student) for its Read More
  •   The Disability Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the office of the UN Independent expert Read More
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The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria hosts an annual conference on disability rights in an African context during the first week of November. Conference participants include persons with disabilities, their families and their representative organisations, policymakers, policy implementers, lawyers, faculty from universities around the world, human rights activists and scholars. The inaugural disability rights conference was held in 2013.
Annual Conference 2018
The 2018 conference will focus on addressing the barriers to implementation of inclusive education in the African region.
Read more
Annual Conference 2017 Disability Rights in Africa
Domesticating the CRPD in the African region
Read more
Annual Conference 2016 Albinism in Africa
Advancing the rights of persons with albinism in Africa: A call to action
Read more
Annual Conference 2015 Children with disabilities in Africa
Towards the effective implementation of the rights of children and youth with disabilities in Africa’
Read more
Annual Conference 2014 Women with disabilities in Africa
Overcoming obstacles: Towards the effective implementation of the rights of women with disabilities in Africa
Read more
Annual Conference 2013 CRPD in Africa
Towards the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Africa
Read more