The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa programme is funded by a number of organisations.
The Centre for Human Rights appreciates the funding provided by:
- The European Union (Main donor)
- Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria
- The Kingdom of the Netherlands
- The Deutscher Akadmischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
- General Representation of the Government of Flanders
- Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA).
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are core values of the European Union. Embedded in its founding treaty, they have been reinforced by the adoption of a Charter of Fundamental Rights. Respect for human rights is a prerequisite for countries seeking to join the Union and a precondition for countries who have concluded trade and other agreements with it.
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria
The Royal Norwegian Government has been involved in sponsoring the LLM/MPhil programme for a number of years.
The Ambassador of Norway and other officials from the Norwegian Embassy in South Africa are very supportive and closely involved with the programme.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Government of Netherlands has been involved in sponsoring the LLM/MPhil programme for a number of years. The Ambassador of Netherlands and other officials from the Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria are often invited to Centre events.
DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
The German Academic Exchange Service is one of the world's largest and most respected intermediary organisations in its field. Scores of students, teachers, researchers and scientists supported by the DAAD have been able to gain valuable experience abroad.
General Representation of the Government of Flanders
The General Representation of the Government of Flanders fund advanced human rights short courses at the Centre for Human Rights, with the rights of sexual minorities rights being one of them. Students from the Master's in HRDA class attend the one-week intensive course on the rights of sexual minorities.
Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa
Three students from Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been funded in 2011 in an effort to implement disability teaching programmes at the institutions where they are lecturers.
- Embassy of France (South Africa)
- Embassy of Finland (South Africa)
- Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Sweden)
- Association of African Universities (Ghana)