13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The 2021 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held in an adjusted hybrid format due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event’s organisers have announced.
Press Statement (31 March 201)
Centre for Human Rights welcomes African Commission resolution on emerging technologies
The Centre for Human Rights commends the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the adoption of Resolution 473 on the “need to undertake a study on human and peoples’ rights and artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other new and emerging technologies in Africa”
Press Statement (18 March 201)
Centre for Human Rights condemns excessive police force leading to death during student protest in Braamfontein
As Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, we express our sadness that on 10 March 2021, a human life was lost as a result of police violence. We grieve with the family and friends for this senseless loss of life. We condemn the apparent excessive use of force by the police in response to peaceful protest.
Press Statement (11 March 2021)
This Women’s Day, the Centre for Human Rights is celebrating women caregivers
In commemorating International Women's Day (IWD)this year, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, seeks to draw attention to the role of women as caregivers, and to challenge the social, legal and economic foundations that cultivate negative perceptions and consequences for women in caregiving roles.
Press Statement (8 March 2021)
A digital rights partnership between Paradigm Initiative and the Centre for Human Rights
Paradigm Initiative (PIN) and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria are pleased to announce a partnership offering an academic course to 30 select participants of PIN’s programs and the Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship (DRIMF).
Press Statement (4 March 2021)
Centre for Human Rights commends Angola as it joins other African countries in decriminalising consensual same-sex between adults
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, welcomes the coming into effect of Angola’s Penal Code decriminalising consensual same-sex acts between adults. The new Penal Code repeals articles 70 and 71 of the colonial Penal Code that had prohibited acts considered to be ‘against nature’ including same-sex sexual practices. These previous provisions adversely affected Angolan LGBTIQ+ communities and hindered their access to basic human rights such as access to justice, healthcare services, education, and employment.
Press Statement (18 February 2021)