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covid19Centre for Human Rights:
Publications on the impact of COVID-19

Our staff, alumni and students have contributed to these publications dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Potential for Digital Solutions in Voter Engagement in Africa

Marystella A. Simiyu
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
10 September 2020

Originally published on GCHR

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Right to Health of Prisoners in Uganda

Godfrey Ayeranga
Legal Research Officer & Lecturer Cavendish University
07 August 2020

Originally published in ISER

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Rights of LGBTIQ+ Persons in Africa During COVID-19

Dr Ashwanee Badu 
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
30 July 2020

Originally published on GCHR 

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Has the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of SA's constitutional democracy?

Paul Mudau
PhD Candidate and Researcher, School of Law, WITS
23 July 2020 

Originally published in AfricLaw 

Read more

Re-imagining post COVID-19 Nigeria through the lense of socio-economic rights

Oyeniyi Abe
Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town
9 July 2020 

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Persons with disabilities in Ethiopia and the State’s response to COVID-19

Dagnachew B. Wakene
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
25 June, 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Enforcement of lockdown regulations & law enforcement brutality in Nigeria and SA

Mary Izobo and Folasade Abiodun
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
23 June, 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

DRC’s Constitutional Court: Broken shield in overseeing the executive in emergencies?

Mr Trésor Makunya
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
27 May 2020

Originally published in ConstitutionalNet

Read more

Academics and pandemics: A student’s perspective during the lockdown

Ross Booth
Third year LLB student, University of KwaZulu-Natal
26 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The impact of technology on mental health during COVID-19

DumbuyaMayambaLoua
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

22 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The right to peaceful assembly and the COVID-19 pandemic

Foluso Adegalu
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
21 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Lack of consultation led to persons with disabilities being neglected in the COVID-19

Maluta Mulibana
DRIA Student 2019
18 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ+ persons in Africa

SOGIESC Unit
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
13 May 2020

Originally published on CHR

Read more

Constitutionalism in the time of COVID-19: The Zimbabwe experience

Susan Mutambasere
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria 
12 May 2020 

Originally published in ANCL-RADC

Read more

Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting Freedom of Expression

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
11 May 2020

Originally published in The Conversation

Read more

A cry for help: The COVID-19 pandemic and digital inequalities

Ayodeji Johnson
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
8 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The scourge of homelessness and evictions during COVID-19

Bonolo Makgale
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
6 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Access to the internet can reduce existing barriers for women’s rights

Nelly Warega and Tomiwa Ilori
HRDA Alumni
4 May 2020 

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Why we need to protect journalists from attacks

Johnson Mayamba
HRDA student (2020)
3 May 2020

Originally published in Daily Monitor

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Constitutionality of the Regulations adopted to combat COVID-19 in Mauritius

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
2 May 2020

Originally published in ANCL

Read more

Digital solutions for African elections in the time of COVID-19

Marystella Auma Simiyu
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
2 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

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COVID-19 exposes bad governance in Zimbabwe

Luyanda Sibanda
HRDA student (2020)
27 April 2020

Originally published in Politico Online

Read more

The Gambia’s Response to Covid-19: Socio-Economic & Human Rights Implications

Fatou Bintou Sallah
HRDA student (2020)
27 April 2020

Originally published in the Chronicle

Read more

L’état d’urgence bafoue le droit à l’alimentation DRC

Michael-Khalif Elie Cideka
HRDA student (2020)
25 April 2020

Originally published in Oriental Info

Read more

Free the 19 Remanded LGBTQ+ Persons Under Pretext of COVID-19 Regulations

Sylvester Kazibwe
HRDA student (2020)
25 April 2020

Originally published in Kuchu Times

Read more

Democracy in bad health? How COVID-19 is rolling back African civil liberties

Thomas White
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
23 April 2020

Originally published on CHR

Read more

Ruling out violence as a means to achieving compliance with COVID-19 measures

Mustapha Dumbuya
HRDA student (2020)
22 April 2020

Originally published in Politico Online

Read more

Covid-19 : quel confinement pour les personnes déplacées internes ?

Monique Traore
HRDA student (2020)
22 April 2020

Originally published in Burkina24

Read more

Rescuing Human Rights in Mauritius During the COVID-19

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
22 April 2020

Originally published in Verfassungsblog

Read more

Quand l'obstination du président de la République à dérouler

Foromo Frédéric Loua
HRDA student (2020)
17 April 2020

Originally published in Mosaiqueguinee

Read more

Silent suffering amidst the pandemic: intimate partner violence & lockdowns

Ady Namaran Coulibaly
HRDA alumna (2009)
17 April 2020

Originally published in Wathi

Read more

State Security and their role in respecting the Rule of Law & Human Rights

Bowoulo T. Kelley
HRDA student (2020)
17 April 2020

Originally published in FPA

Read more

COVID-19 and the access to information conundrum in Africa

Hlengiwe Dube
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
10 April 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Democracy in times of COVID-19: a time for introspection?

Eduardo Kapapelo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
8 April 2020

Originally published on CHR

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covid19Centre for Human Rights:
Publications on the impact of COVID-19

Our staff, alumni and students have contributed to these publications dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Potential for Digital Solutions in Voter Engagement in Africa

Marystella A. Simiyu
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
10 September 2020

Originally published on GCHR

Read more

Impact of COVID-19 on the Right to Health of Prisoners in Uganda

Godfrey Ayeranga
Legal Research Officer & Lecturer Cavendish University
07 August 2020

Originally published in ISER

Read more

Rights of LGBTIQ+ Persons in Africa During COVID-19

Dr Ashwanee Badu 
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
30 July 2020

Originally published on GCHR 

Read more

Has the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of SA's constitutional democracy?

Paul Mudau
PhD Candidate and Researcher, School of Law, WITS
23 July 2020 

Originally published in AfricLaw 

Read more

Re-imagining post COVID-19 Nigeria through the lense of socio-economic rights

Oyeniyi Abe
Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town
9 July 2020 

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Persons with disabilities in Ethiopia and the State’s response to COVID-19

Dagnachew B. Wakene
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
25 June, 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Enforcement of lockdown regulations & law enforcement brutality in Nigeria and SA

Mary Izobo and Folasade Abiodun
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
23 June, 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

DRC’s Constitutional Court: Broken shield in overseeing the executive in emergencies?

Mr Trésor Makunya
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
27 May 2020

Originally published in ConstitutionalNet

Read more

Academics and pandemics: A student’s perspective during the lockdown

Ross Booth
Third year LLB student, University of KwaZulu-Natal
26 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The impact of technology on mental health during COVID-19

DumbuyaMayambaLoua
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

22 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The right to peaceful assembly and the COVID-19 pandemic

Foluso Adegalu
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
21 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Lack of consultation led to persons with disabilities being neglected in the COVID-19

Maluta Mulibana
DRIA Student 2019
18 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ+ persons in Africa

SOGIESC Unit
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
13 May 2020

Originally published on CHR

Read more

Constitutionalism in the time of COVID-19: The Zimbabwe experience

Susan Mutambasere
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria 
12 May 2020 

Originally published in ANCL-RADC

Read more

Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting Freedom of Expression

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
11 May 2020

Originally published in The Conversation

Read more

A cry for help: The COVID-19 pandemic and digital inequalities

Ayodeji Johnson
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
8 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

The scourge of homelessness and evictions during COVID-19

Bonolo Makgale
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
6 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Access to the internet can reduce existing barriers for women’s rights

Nelly Warega and Tomiwa Ilori
HRDA Alumni
4 May 2020 

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Why we need to protect journalists from attacks

Johnson Mayamba
HRDA student (2020)
3 May 2020

Originally published in Daily Monitor

Read more

Constitutionality of the Regulations adopted to combat COVID-19 in Mauritius

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
2 May 2020

Originally published in ANCL

Read more

Digital solutions for African elections in the time of COVID-19

Marystella Auma Simiyu
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
2 May 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

COVID-19 exposes bad governance in Zimbabwe

Luyanda Sibanda
HRDA student (2020)
27 April 2020

Originally published in Politico Online

Read more

The Gambia’s Response to Covid-19: Socio-Economic & Human Rights Implications

Fatou Bintou Sallah
HRDA student (2020)
27 April 2020

Originally published in the Chronicle

Read more

L’état d’urgence bafoue le droit à l’alimentation DRC

Michael-Khalif Elie Cideka
HRDA student (2020)
25 April 2020

Originally published in Oriental Info

Read more

Free the 19 Remanded LGBTQ+ Persons Under Pretext of COVID-19 Regulations

Sylvester Kazibwe
HRDA student (2020)
25 April 2020

Originally published in Kuchu Times

Read more

Democracy in bad health? How COVID-19 is rolling back African civil liberties

Thomas White
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
23 April 2020

Originally published on CHR

Read more

Ruling out violence as a means to achieving compliance with COVID-19 measures

Mustapha Dumbuya
HRDA student (2020)
22 April 2020

Originally published in Politico Online

Read more

Covid-19 : quel confinement pour les personnes déplacées internes ?

Monique Traore
HRDA student (2020)
22 April 2020

Originally published in Burkina24

Read more

Rescuing Human Rights in Mauritius During the COVID-19

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
22 April 2020

Originally published in Verfassungsblog

Read more

Quand l'obstination du président de la République à dérouler

Foromo Frédéric Loua
HRDA student (2020)
17 April 2020

Originally published in Mosaiqueguinee

Read more

Silent suffering amidst the pandemic: intimate partner violence & lockdowns

Ady Namaran Coulibaly
HRDA alumna (2009)
17 April 2020

Originally published in Wathi

Read more

State Security and their role in respecting the Rule of Law & Human Rights

Bowoulo T. Kelley
HRDA student (2020)
17 April 2020

Originally published in FPA

Read more

COVID-19 and the access to information conundrum in Africa

Hlengiwe Dube
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
10 April 2020

Originally published in AfricLaw

Read more

Democracy in times of COVID-19: a time for introspection?

Eduardo Kapapelo
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
8 April 2020

Originally published on CHR

Read more