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  •   The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in partnership with the University of Antwerp, Belgium, annually Read More
  •   The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) annually Read More
  •   The annual Advanced Human Rights Course on Children’s Rights in Africa is currently underway. The course is hosted as a Read More
  •   The COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions and regulations caused a momentary shuddering of the democratic criminal justice systems worldwide, including in Africa. Read More
  •   The Centre for Human Rights held a one-week intensive short course on judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights from 17 to Read More
  •   From 8 to 12 March 2021, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, hosted the Advanced Human Rights Course Read More
  •   The annual Advanced Human Rights Course (AHRC) on the African human rights system in comparative perspectives in comparative perspectives is Read More
  •   The Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC) and the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Unit at Read More
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All courses will be conducted in a hybrid format. Participants are therefore required to have access to a stable internet connection.  Applications are fully online and prospective applicants need a Gmail account to be able to apply.

Course dates: 2024

AHRC 2024 Sexual Minority Rights

Sexual Minority Rights in Africa

19 – 23 February 2024

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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AHRC 2024 Disability Rights in an Africa

Disability Rights in an African Context

11 – 15 March 2024

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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AHRC 2024 African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives Brochure 2024

African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

15 – 19 April 2024

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.

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ahrc socio economic rights 2024

Judicial Enforcement of Socio-economic Rights

6 – 10 May 2024

The aim of the course on the judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa is to provide participants with a critical understanding of the possibilities of and problems associated with judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa. During the one-week intensive course, training is provided to practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and students on national and international litigation of socio-economic rights.

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ahrc womens rights africa 2024 web

Women’s Rights in Africa

20 – 24 May 2024

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a 5-day intensive hybrid short course on women’s rights in Africa from 20 - 24 May 2024. This course is designed for governmental officials, managers and staff of civil society organisations, judges and magistrates, legal practitioners, as well as academics from universities in Africa.

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AHRC 2024 Accountable Policing

Accountability and Oversight of the Criminal Justice System

1 - 5 June 2024

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) hosted a hybrid advanced course on Accountable Policing: Oversight and the Criminal Justice System from 1 - 5 June 2024.

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ahrc childrens rights 2024

Children’s Rights in Africa

17 - 21 June 2024

The course is an initiative intended to build the technical capacity of diverse professionals working for and with children across the African continent. During the course, participants are equipped with the necessary knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to meaningfully contribute to the realisation of children’s rights in Africa.

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ahrc civil society law 2024

Civil Society Law in Africa

12 - 16 October 2024

Through the Legal Education Initiative, ICNL partners with selected African educational institutions to promote the study of laws affecting civil society.The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, will host a one-week intensive short course on Civil Society Law in Africa from 12 - 16 August 2024.

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ahrc right to development 2024

The Right to Development in Africa

26 – 30 August 2024

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 26 – 30 August 2024.

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Data Protection in Africa

16 – 20 September 2024

The Advanced Human Rights Course on the Right to Privacy in Africa is hosted by the Expression, Information and Digital Rights (EIDR) Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The main objective of this course is to improve existing knowledge on various intersecting aspects of data protection within the African context from 16 - 20 September 2024.

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ahrc forcibly dispcaed persons 2024

Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa

7 – 11 October 2024

This course presents a human-rights perspective on the protection of forcibly displaced persons in Africa, with a view of enhancing the knowledge of policy makers, lawyers, scholars and students on the protection of the rights of forcibly displaced persons from 7 - 11 October 2024.

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AHRC 2023 Indigenous Peoples Rights

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Africa

11 - 15 November 2024

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 hybrid format one-week intensive short course on indigenous peoples’ rights from 11 - 15 November 2024.

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