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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions, all courses will be conducted in a virtual format. Participants are therefore required to have access to a stable internet connection. The Centre for Human Rights will however review the situation from time to time and will advise applicants on the resumption of contact sessions.

Applications are fully online and prospective applicants need a Gmail account to be able to apply.

Course dates: 2021

Sexual Minority Rights

Sexual Minority Rights in Africa

22 – 26 February 2021
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

8 – 12 March 2021
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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African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives

15 – 19 March 2021
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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Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa

Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa

17 – 21 May 2021
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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Policing Lockdown: Accountability and oversight of the criminal justice system in the time of COVID-19

Policing Lockdown: Accountability and oversight of the criminal justice system in the time of COVID-19

24 – 28 May 2021
This is a one-week course examining key issues exposed in criminal justice systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the increasing securitisation of public health enforcement, the dangers of over-reach by the criminal justice architecture, and the pressures on oversight mechanisms.

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Children’s Rights in Africa

Children’s Rights in Africa

21 - 25 June 2021
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 realization of children’s rights in Africa.

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Civil Society Law in Africa

Civil Society Law in Africa

2 – 6 August 2021
Through the Legal Education Initiative, ICNL partners with selected African educational institutions to promote the study of laws affecting civil society.

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The Right to Development in Africa

The Right to Development in Africa

16 – 20 August 2021
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 16 to 20 August 2021.

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Policing
and Vulnerability in Africa

Policing and Vulnerability in Africa

13 – 17 September 2021
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) and Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA), is presenting an online course on Policing and Vulnerability in Africa from 13 to 17 September 2021.

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Women's Rights in Africa

Women's Rights in Africa

18 – 22 October 2021
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a 5-day intensive hybrid short course on women’s rights in Africa from 18 to 22 October 2021.

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Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Indigenous Peoples' Rights

1 – 5 November 2021
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 1 to 5 November 2021.

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The Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa

The Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa

22 – 26 November 2021
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a 5-day intensive virtual course on the protection of forcibly displaced persons in Africa from 22 to 26 November 2021.

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Advanced Human Rights Courses 2021