In the year 2022, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria is embarking on a campaign to address the impact of climate change on the protection and fulfilment of human rights in Africa. The campaign focuses on the impact of climate change in Africa, through the lens of the existing degeneration of the fulfilment of the human rights of the most vulnerable.
The surge of technological advancements in the last few decades has had major impacts on our society in an unprecedented manner. We see the effect in the transformation that is occurring in the shifts within healthcare delivery, access to education, coordination of protests, engagement in warfare and several other examples.
The campaign is a timely intervention considering the adoption of the the Protocol in the Rights of Older Persons. The campaign on the rights of older persons is working on: Accelerating state ratification of the Protocol on the Rights of Older Person.
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is extremely concerned about the continuing human rights violations in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon, and the lack of international alarm and action about the situation. Available evidence strongly suggests that crimes against humanity have been and are being committed in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is launching the UDHRat70 Multimedia Competition, with four creative categories, and a total amount of R32 000 in prizes. The Competition is open to University of Pretoria (UP) staff and students only. The winners will be announced at the Centre’s Graduation Ceremony on 7 December 2018.
#CelebratingWomenWithAlbinism, is a campaign by the Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The campaign aims to celebrate the achievements and to highlight the stories and experiences of women with albinism.The campaign was launched in 2018 on International Albinism Awareness Day on 13 June.
In light of the African Union’s 2019 theme on: “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”, the Centre for Human Rights is launching a year-long campaign which focuses on the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons and other migrants on the African continent.