The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law,University of Pretoria and OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa (OHCHR ROSA), in partnership with the Ford Foundation and the European Union (EU) Delegation in South Africa, will commemorate International Human Rights Day this year in the context of the UDHR 75th year and the 25th Anniversary of the HRDs Declaration.The Commemoration will assess progress made in advancing human rights guaranteed by the UDHR and the challenges human rights defenders face in defending human rights.

Event Details 

Date: 4 December 2023
Time: 09:00 -15:00 (SAST)
Venue: Southern Sun Arcadia, Pretoria

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  • This moment of reflection calls us to:
  • Reflect on UDHR as a Human Rights Instrument and the strides it has made in International Human Rights Law.
  • Critically reflect on the state of Human Rights in African and explore opportunities towards ensuring the implementation of provisions of the UDHR.
  • Examine the shrinking civic space and challenges human rights defenders face on the African continent.

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For more information please contact:
Tariro Sekeramayi 
Project Officer: Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4199


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