The Centre for Human Rights has learned with alarm of the arrest and continued detention of a prominent Swazi human rights lawyer and graduate of the Centre’s Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa — Mr Thulani Rudolf Maseko — by the Royal Swaziland Police Service on Tuesday 17 March 2014. He was arrested together with Mr Bheki Makhubu, editor of the New Nation magazine.
On 27 March 2012, Takele Soboka Bulto (Ethiopia, 2003) won the Harold Luntz Graduate Research Thesis Prize for 2011 for his PhD thesis submitted last year at the Melbourn Law School, Australia.
Takele says he is proud to say that he owes so much to the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and its ever supportive Professors, for what he has achieved since 2003.
Dr Takele Soboka Bulto is currently Assistant Professor of International Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra.
On 9 December 2011, the Alumni Association welcomes 30 new members who will be awarded the LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.
On 11 July 2011, nineteen alumni attended a meeting during which they discussed strategies to strengthen the alumni network. Implementation of the African Charter research project was discussed in the same meeting. Alumni discussed proposals including co-authoring articles, joint publication, sharing articles and jurisprudence, launching list serves on thematic groups’ basis.