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At the moment, scheduled courses will proceed as usual but may be presented virtually in a slightly modified format. Changes and other relevant information will be communicated to applicants as and when they become available.

Applications are fully online. Applications are open for the following courses:

Sexual Minority Rights

Sexual Minority Rights in Africa

24 – 28 February 2020
The Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa introduces participants to basic SOGIESC concepts and a thematic and geographical exposition of challenges faced by LGBTI persons in Africa. This course is designed for people who wish to obtain basic/introductory information, an understanding of the terminology and a general appreciation of the problems faced by LGBTI persons in realising basic human rights in many societies.

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Disability Rights in an African Context

Disability Rights in an African Context

9 – 13 March 2020
The Advanced Human Rights Course on Disability Rights in an African Context is part of the Centre’s efforts in promoting disability rights in Africa by raising awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) (2006) and the newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (2018).

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Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa

Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa

18 – 22 May 2020
The aim of the course on Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa was to provide participants with a critical understanding of the possibilities of and problems associated with judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa.

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Police Oversight and Vulnerable Groups

Police Oversight and Vulnerable Groups

7 – 11 September 2020
The aim of the course is to profile police accountability and oversight as a human rights and governance concern, and assist in building a community of practitioners on the continent who can become active advocates for increased accountability of the police, and who are skilled to identify and act in terms of overseeing the actions of the police.

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Right to Development in Africa

Right to Development in Africa

14 – 18 September 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the University of Antwerpen, will host an online one-week intensive short course on the right to development in Africa from 14 to 18 September 2020.

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Civil Society Law in Africa

Civil Society Law in Africa

22 – 25 September 2020
The Civil Society Law in Africa course is presented in collaboration with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. The aim of the course is to strengthen capacity with respect to the legal and regulatory principles affecting civil society and to provide opportunities for interaction among legal professionals, civil society leaders, students, government officials and legislators across the region with a view to facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences.

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African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

5 – 9 October 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with Ghent University, will host an online one-week intensive short course on the African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives from 5 to 9 October 2020.

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Women's Rights in Africa

Women's Rights in Africa

26 – 30 October 2020
This course examines the international and regional human rights frameworks that guarantee the human rights of women and girls in Africa, with a particular focus on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Maputo Protocol).

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Children's Rights in Africa

Children's Rights in Africa

2 – 6 November 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Centre for Child Law (CCL), University of Pretoria and Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, University of the Western Cape will host a one-week intensive short course on Children's Rights in Africa from 2 to 6 November 2020.

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Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Indigenous Peoples' Rights

9 – 13 November 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will host a one-week intensive short course on indigenous peoples’ rights from 31 August to 4 September 2020.

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The following Advanced Human Rights Courses will be presented during 2020:

 

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At the moment, scheduled courses will proceed as usual but may be presented virtually in a slightly modified format. Changes and other relevant information will be communicated to applicants as and when they become available.

Applications are fully online. Applications are open for the following courses:

Sexual Minority Rights

Sexual Minority Rights in Africa

24 – 28 February 2020
The Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa introduces participants to basic SOGIESC concepts and a thematic and geographical exposition of challenges faced by LGBTI persons in Africa. This course is designed for people who wish to obtain basic/introductory information, an understanding of the terminology and a general appreciation of the problems faced by LGBTI persons in realising basic human rights in many societies.

Read more

Disability Rights in an African Context

Disability Rights in an African Context

9 – 13 March 2020
The Advanced Human Rights Course on Disability Rights in an African Context is part of the Centre’s efforts in promoting disability rights in Africa by raising awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) (2006) and the newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (2018).

Read more

Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa

Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa

18 – 22 May 2020
The aim of the course on Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa was to provide participants with a critical understanding of the possibilities of and problems associated with judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa.

Read more

Police Oversight and Vulnerable Groups

Police Oversight and Vulnerable Groups

7 – 11 September 2020
The aim of the course is to profile police accountability and oversight as a human rights and governance concern, and assist in building a community of practitioners on the continent who can become active advocates for increased accountability of the police, and who are skilled to identify and act in terms of overseeing the actions of the police.

Read more

Right to Development in Africa

Right to Development in Africa

14 – 18 September 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the University of Antwerpen, will host an online one-week intensive short course on the right to development in Africa from 14 to 18 September 2020.

Read more

Civil Society Law in Africa

Civil Society Law in Africa

22 – 25 September 2020
The Civil Society Law in Africa course is presented in collaboration with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. The aim of the course is to strengthen capacity with respect to the legal and regulatory principles affecting civil society and to provide opportunities for interaction among legal professionals, civil society leaders, students, government officials and legislators across the region with a view to facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Read more

African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

5 – 9 October 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with Ghent University, will host an online one-week intensive short course on the African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives from 5 to 9 October 2020.

Read more

Women's Rights in Africa

Women's Rights in Africa

26 – 30 October 2020
This course examines the international and regional human rights frameworks that guarantee the human rights of women and girls in Africa, with a particular focus on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Maputo Protocol).

Read more

Children's Rights in Africa

Children's Rights in Africa

2 – 6 November 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Centre for Child Law (CCL), University of Pretoria and Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, University of the Western Cape will host a one-week intensive short course on Children's Rights in Africa from 2 to 6 November 2020.

Read more

Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Indigenous Peoples' Rights

9 – 13 November 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will host a one-week intensive short course on indigenous peoples’ rights from 31 August to 4 September 2020.

Read more

The following Advanced Human Rights Courses will be presented during 2020: