The African Human Rights Policy Papers is a series of concise, thoughtful and accessible papers published by the Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. The series runs from 2020. These papers set out key findings on contemporary topics related to human rights, good governance, social justice and democratisation in Africa. In some cases, the topics may extend to the broader range of issues related to the rule of law and international law. The primary aim of the papers is to provide policy guidance to relevant stakeholders and decision-makers. Ancillary aims include: supporting advocacy campaigns, spreading knowledge, and sparking public debate on selected issues.
This African Human Rights Policy Papers series is one of the means by which the research and advocacy Units of the Centre for Human Rights, together with the self-standing Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) and the International Development Law Unit (IDLU), aim to disseminate their research findings in accessible language, targeting specific audiences.
African Human Rights Policy Paper 1
Disarmament, demobilisation & reintegration and the disarming of armed groups during armed conflict: Considerations of international law, policy and programming
This is the first of the series: Disarmament, demobilisation & reintegration and the disarming of armed groups during armed conflict: Considerations of international law, policy and programming by Stuart Casey-Maslen, Oluwaseyitan Ayotunde Solademi and Josephat Muuo Kilonzo. A longer version of this paper was prepared for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2019.
African Human Rights Policy Paper 2
Supporting the mandate of the African Court
This policy paper is the outcome of a high-level round table held on 3 July 2020, co-organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and the Asser Institute. During the virtual roundtable, 20 experts on the African Court were consulted for their views on the current challenges facing the African Court in terms of its mandate, as well as potential solutions to these issues. Following the Chatham House Rule, the results are discussed; however, the views expressed here are not attributed to any particular participant or organisation.
by Michael Gyan Nyarko Misha Ariana Plagis
African Human Rights Policy Paper 3
Conversion therapy: Current practices, emerging technology, and the protection of LGBTQ+ rights in Africa
This is the third of the series: Conversion therapy: Current practices, emerging technology, and the protection of LGBTQ+ rights in Africa, by Thiruna Naidoo and Ayodele Sogunro. This policy paper is adapted from a report prepared by the SOGIESC Unit. In addition to the authors, the original report was compiled with the research assistance of Sohela Surajpal, Sylvester Kazibwe, Micaela Carina, Khalif Cideka, Bianca Dyers and the editorial input of Professor Frans Viljoen.
African Human Rights Policy Paper 4
Developing evidence for LGBT+ inclusive policy in Africa: A literature review
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth paper in the African Human Rights Policy Papers series. This is the fourth Policy Paper: Developing evidence for LGBT+ inclusive policy in Africa: A literature review by Felicity Daly.