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ahrc indigenous peoples rights 2020 web

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 an online one-week intensive short course on indigenous peoples’ rights from 31 August to 4 September 2020.

Course date: 31 August – 4 September 2020
Venue: Zoom (online)

Apply online

Download brochure

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and global lockdowns, the course will be offered online on Zoom. The course fee has been waivered and successful applicants will attend the course for FREE.


COVID-19 Update on this course

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, would like to inform applicants and prospective applicants of the Advanced Human Rights Course on Indigenous Peoples' Rights (31 August – 4 September 2020) that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of borders as well as academic institutions in South Africa, the course will be presented in a modified format — a format different from the conventional contact sessions.

The course will this year be presented virtually during the above period of one week, on Zoom. A limited number of applicants will be admitted to take part in the course. Lectures will be virtual, and participants will be required to do reading, submit assignments, and engage in exercises. There will be between 3 and 4 hours of interactive lectures a day. These lectures will be complemented by other activities.

Participants should therefore have access to reliable and consistent internet and must have the Zoom application on their laptops, desktop, cellphones or tablets.

An electronic certificate of participation will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course. Full participation is required for the award of the certificate.


About the course

The objectives of this one-week course include:

  • to strengthen knowledge and capacity-building on indigenous peoples’ rights;
  • to ensure a better understanding of indigenous peoples’ plight and rights among members of ‘mainstream NGOs’ and government officials;
  • to stimulate the introduction of indigenous peoples’ rights into the curriculum of law schools on the African continent;

In the process, the concept of indigenous people will also be critically examined.


Course content

  • Conceptual issues regarding indigenous peoples in Africa.
  • International (universal and regional) and national standards on indigenous peoples’ rights in Africa.
  • Key substantive rights of indigenous peoples and their applicability in Africa.
  • UN mechanisms of indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Regional mechanisms and indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Bilateral, multilateral cooperation, international financial institutions and business sector with indigenous peoples.
  • Indigenous peoples’ challenges with development.
  • International processes and agendas relevant to indigenous peoples in Africa.

Participants

This advanced human rights course is aimed at members of NGOs, government officials, policymakers, legal academics, activists, researchers and students who are interested in the rights of indigenous peoples on the continent.

Applications are invited from all around the world. The course will, however, have a particular African focus. Candidates from Africa are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Members of indigenous communities are also encouraged to apply.


Fees

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and global lockdowns, the course will be offered online on Zoom.
The course fee is therefore FREE.


Scholarships

Since the course is FREE, scholarships are no longer applicable.


Application procedure

Apply online

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 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.


Application deadline

Applications close on 14 August 2020.


Overview of previous courses

  • The Advanced Human Rights Course on Indigenous People’s Rights in Africa was held at the University of Pretoria from 23 to 27 September 2019. The course was presented by the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with International Work Group
    Read More
  • The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) hosted its Advanced Human Rights Short Course on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Africa from 25-29 September, 2017. The course
    Read More
  • The penultimate advanced human rights short course for this year was presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria on - Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. It ran from 15 through 19 September, attracting participants and facilitators from across
    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

Donor

IWGIA logo

 

Partner institutions
achpr logo IWGIA logo UN logo

Conceptual issues regarding indigenous peoples in Africa.
International (universal and regional) and national standards on indigenous peoples’ rights in Africa.
Key substantive rights of indigenous peoples and their applicability in Africa.
UN mechanisms of indigenous peoples’ rights.
Regional mechanisms and indigenous peoples’ rights.
Bilateral, multilateral cooperation, international financial institutions and business sector with indigenous peoples.
Indigenous peoples’ challenges with development.
International processes and agendas relevant to indigenous peoples in Africa.

 

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ahrc indigenous peoples rights 2020 web

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 an online one-week intensive short course on indigenous peoples’ rights from 31 August to 4 September 2020.

Course date: 31 August – 4 September 2020
Venue: Zoom (online)

Apply online

Download brochure

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and global lockdowns, the course will be offered online on Zoom. The course fee has been waivered and successful applicants will attend the course for FREE.


COVID-19 Update on this course

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, would like to inform applicants and prospective applicants of the Advanced Human Rights Course on Indigenous Peoples' Rights (31 August – 4 September 2020) that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of borders as well as academic institutions in South Africa, the course will be presented in a modified format — a format different from the conventional contact sessions.

The course will this year be presented virtually during the above period of one week, on Zoom. A limited number of applicants will be admitted to take part in the course. Lectures will be virtual, and participants will be required to do reading, submit assignments, and engage in exercises. There will be between 3 and 4 hours of interactive lectures a day. These lectures will be complemented by other activities.

Participants should therefore have access to reliable and consistent internet and must have the Zoom application on their laptops, desktop, cellphones or tablets.

An electronic certificate of participation will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course. Full participation is required for the award of the certificate.


About the course

The objectives of this one-week course include:

  • to strengthen knowledge and capacity-building on indigenous peoples’ rights;
  • to ensure a better understanding of indigenous peoples’ plight and rights among members of ‘mainstream NGOs’ and government officials;
  • to stimulate the introduction of indigenous peoples’ rights into the curriculum of law schools on the African continent;

In the process, the concept of indigenous people will also be critically examined.


Course content

  • Conceptual issues regarding indigenous peoples in Africa.
  • International (universal and regional) and national standards on indigenous peoples’ rights in Africa.
  • Key substantive rights of indigenous peoples and their applicability in Africa.
  • UN mechanisms of indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Regional mechanisms and indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Bilateral, multilateral cooperation, international financial institutions and business sector with indigenous peoples.
  • Indigenous peoples’ challenges with development.
  • International processes and agendas relevant to indigenous peoples in Africa.

Participants

This advanced human rights course is aimed at members of NGOs, government officials, policymakers, legal academics, activists, researchers and students who are interested in the rights of indigenous peoples on the continent.

Applications are invited from all around the world. The course will, however, have a particular African focus. Candidates from Africa are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Members of indigenous communities are also encouraged to apply.


Fees

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and global lockdowns, the course will be offered online on Zoom.
The course fee is therefore FREE.


Scholarships

Since the course is FREE, scholarships are no longer applicable.


Application procedure

Apply online

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 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.


Application deadline

Applications close on 14 August 2020.


Overview of previous courses

  • The Advanced Human Rights Course on Indigenous People’s Rights in Africa was held at the University of Pretoria from 23 to 27 September 2019. The course was presented by the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with International Work Group
    Read More
  • The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) hosted its Advanced Human Rights Short Course on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Africa from 25-29 September, 2017. The course
    Read More
  • The penultimate advanced human rights short course for this year was presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria on - Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. It ran from 15 through 19 September, attracting participants and facilitators from across
    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

Donor

IWGIA logo

 

Partner institutions
achpr logo IWGIA logo UN logo

Conceptual issues regarding indigenous peoples in Africa.
International (universal and regional) and national standards on indigenous peoples’ rights in Africa.
Key substantive rights of indigenous peoples and their applicability in Africa.
UN mechanisms of indigenous peoples’ rights.
Regional mechanisms and indigenous peoples’ rights.
Bilateral, multilateral cooperation, international financial institutions and business sector with indigenous peoples.
Indigenous peoples’ challenges with development.
International processes and agendas relevant to indigenous peoples in Africa.