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 17 to 21 April 2023.
Course date: 17 – 21 April 2023
About the course
The course focuses on regional human rights norms and its application in Africa.
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
The course will be offered in a hybrid format.
Participation in the course online is FREE of charge.
In person attendance is R 3000 (ZAR)
Participants wishing to attend physically are required to write a short motivation for attending the course in person. A limited number of scholarships are available. These scholarships are awarded on a very competitive basis.
Please note applications close on 10 March 2023.
A high proficiency in English is required to attend this course. All lectures and materials are in English. Prior to applying for this course, please read through the information on the practical information and the payment details pages.
Documents to be submitted:
- Curriculum Vitae (short CV in PDF or Word document, maximum 3 pages, maximum 10 MB in file size)
- One Letter of Recommendation (PDF or Word document, maximum of 10 MB in file size)
- Academic Records (students only) (combined in one PDF or Word document, maximum 10 MB in file size)
*Please note that in order to apply for any of the Advanced Human Rights Courses, you are required to use a Google Gmail account.
Applications close on 10 March 2023.
Overview of previous courses
For more information, please contact:
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743