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ahrc disability rights 2020 web

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on disability rights in an African context from 9 to 13 March 2020.

Course date: 9 – 13 March 2020
Venue: Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria Main Campus

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About the course

This short course is part of a series of annual advanced human rights courses offered by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. 

The course 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).


Course content

Broadly stated, the aims and objectives of the intensive course are to provide learners with knowledge and techniques that enable them to:

  • Understand the development of disability as a global human rights issue
  • Understand and apply provisions of the CRPD
  • Apply the CRPD to selected areas
  • Understand the development of disability as a human rights issue as the African regional and sub-regional levels
  • Understand and apply the intersection between the human rights and cultural aspects of disability in an African context
  • Understand and apply disability from a comparative human rights law perspective in other regions, including the European and Latin American regions
  • Understand and apply the regulation of disability from a comparative law perspective in selected non-African countries
  • Understand and apply theoretical approaches to equality and non-discrimination in a disability context.
  • The course is presented by lecturers who are drawn from a variety of countries and are experts in disability rights law.

Fees

The course fee is ZAR 3 000.00.
This fee covers tuition, course materials, teas and lunch for the duration of the course.
The fee excludes transport and accommodation costs.


Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Applicants must indicate on the online application form whether they wish to apply for a scholarship and provide sufficient motivation substantiating why they require financial assistance.
Applicants must also indicate whether they would still like to be considered for admission in the event that they are not granted a scholarship.


Application procedure

Please note: Applications closed on 2 March 2020.

Important Notice:

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 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.


Application deadline

Applications closed on 2 March 2020.


Overview of previous courses

  • 2020

    2020

    The Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC), in collaboration with the Disability Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (UP), recently hosted the annual short course on Disability Rights in an African Context, from 9 to 13

    Read More
  • 2019

    2019

    The Centre for Human Rights hosted the Advanced Human Rights Course on Disability Rights in an African context from 11 – 15 March 2019. The course was organised by the Centre’s Disability Rights Unit , in collaboration with the  Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC

    Read More
  • 2018

    2018

    The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria held a one-week intensive short course on Disability Rights in the African context from 12 to 16 March 2018. The course is part of a series of Advanced Human Rights Short Courses

    Read More
  • 2017

    2017

    Reflections by a participant of the Disability Rights in an African Context short course hosted by the Centre for Human Rights from the 13-17 March 2017

    As I skimmed through the programme for the short course “Disability Rights in an

    Read More
  • 2016

    2016

    The Centre for Human Rights (CHR), University of Pretoria (UP), hosted the  Disability Rights in an African Context  advanced short course from 14 - 18 March 2016. The Disability Rights Course which is part of a series of advanced human rights

    Read More


Contact

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
dennis.antwi@up.ac.za

Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi
Manager: Disability Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
innocentia.mgijima@up.ac.za

 

Donor
norwegian embassy

Partner institution

Disability Rights Unit, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

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ahrc disability rights 2020 web

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on disability rights in an African context from 9 to 13 March 2020.

Course date: 9 – 13 March 2020
Venue: Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria Main Campus

Download brochure

Download programme


About the course

This short course is part of a series of annual advanced human rights courses offered by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. 

The course 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).


Course content

Broadly stated, the aims and objectives of the intensive course are to provide learners with knowledge and techniques that enable them to:

  • Understand the development of disability as a global human rights issue
  • Understand and apply provisions of the CRPD
  • Apply the CRPD to selected areas
  • Understand the development of disability as a human rights issue as the African regional and sub-regional levels
  • Understand and apply the intersection between the human rights and cultural aspects of disability in an African context
  • Understand and apply disability from a comparative human rights law perspective in other regions, including the European and Latin American regions
  • Understand and apply the regulation of disability from a comparative law perspective in selected non-African countries
  • Understand and apply theoretical approaches to equality and non-discrimination in a disability context.
  • The course is presented by lecturers who are drawn from a variety of countries and are experts in disability rights law.

Fees

The course fee is ZAR 3 000.00.
This fee covers tuition, course materials, teas and lunch for the duration of the course.
The fee excludes transport and accommodation costs.


Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Applicants must indicate on the online application form whether they wish to apply for a scholarship and provide sufficient motivation substantiating why they require financial assistance.
Applicants must also indicate whether they would still like to be considered for admission in the event that they are not granted a scholarship.


Application procedure

Please note: Applications closed on 2 March 2020.

Important Notice:

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 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.


Application deadline

Applications closed on 2 March 2020.


Overview of previous courses

  • 2020

    2020

    The Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC), in collaboration with the Disability Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (UP), recently hosted the annual short course on Disability Rights in an African Context, from 9 to 13

    Read More
  • 2019

    2019

    The Centre for Human Rights hosted the Advanced Human Rights Course on Disability Rights in an African context from 11 – 15 March 2019. The course was organised by the Centre’s Disability Rights Unit , in collaboration with the  Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC

    Read More
  • 2018

    2018

    The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria held a one-week intensive short course on Disability Rights in the African context from 12 to 16 March 2018. The course is part of a series of Advanced Human Rights Short Courses

    Read More
  • 2017

    2017

    Reflections by a participant of the Disability Rights in an African Context short course hosted by the Centre for Human Rights from the 13-17 March 2017

    As I skimmed through the programme for the short course “Disability Rights in an

    Read More
  • 2016

    2016

    The Centre for Human Rights (CHR), University of Pretoria (UP), hosted the  Disability Rights in an African Context  advanced short course from 14 - 18 March 2016. The Disability Rights Course which is part of a series of advanced human rights

    Read More


Contact

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
dennis.antwi@up.ac.za

Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi
Manager: Disability Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
innocentia.mgijima@up.ac.za

 

Donor
norwegian embassy

Partner institution

Disability Rights Unit, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria