Centre for Human Rights Values
- The Centre is guided by human rights, in particular the equal dignity of and respect for everyone. It adopts a human rights-based approach to all its activities.
- We are bound by and uphold all UP policies. In particular, we strongly disapprove of sexual harassment, misuse of authority, racism, homophobia, sexism, xenophobia, religious and other forms of intolerance.
- We act with compassion to ensure the inclusion and protection of those most vulnerable to human rights violations.
- We aim to provide a non-judgmental and participatory convening space where intellectual freedom prospers.
- We commit ourselves to act with integrity in all our endeavours, by acting with fairness to all.
- We consider ourselves to be accountable to everyone involved in our work, our partners, our colleagues, the Faculty and broader University, and our donors. We uphold the principle of transparency.
- We commit ourselves to act with professionalism, and be effective and efficient in our use of human and material resources.
- We strive to advance the spirit of Ubuntu by cultivating acceptance of diversity and difference, and by working in solidarity with each other and our partners.
- We endeavor to strengthen pan African institutions and to foster a pan African identity.
- We commit ourselves to invest in the future of Africa’s youth.
Vision and Mission
- The vision of the Centre for Human Rights (“the Centre”) is to be a world-class academic institution focusing on research, teaching and advocacy in the field of human rights law in Africa.
- The mission of the Centre is to work towards the realisation of human rights particularly in South Africa and Africa.
- This is done on a theoretical and practical level, through research, education, training, lobbying and community development work.
- The Centre strives for ubuntu (humanity) and excellence in all its undertakings.