african human rights system in comparative perspectives

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on the African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives Course.

Course date: 21 - 25 October 2019
Venue: Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria Main Campus

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About the course

The course focuses on regional human rights norms and its application in Africa.

The course covers issues such as:

  • A general introduction to human rights law and the role players in the development and enforcement of human rights norms in Africa
  • The United Nations system
  • Human rights treaties and their status in Africa
  • European human rights systems
  • Inter-American human rights systems
  • The African Union and human rights
  • The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as well as the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

Course Materials 

  • Dr Clara Burbano-Herrera, Ghent University
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University
    Inter-American System of Human Rights

  • Prof Yves Haeck
    Professor of International Human Rights Law, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University
    Human Rights in Europe: A General Overview

Overview of the pasted Advanced Human Rights Course: Civil Society Law in Africa


For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743


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