The students on the LLM/MPhil programme in human rights and democratisation in Africa are assigned to human rights clinics which contributes to the work of the Centre’s research units and give the students practical experience and advance the Centre’s mission towards the realisation of human rights in Africa. Students on the Centre's master's programmes work in these clinics under the supervision of a Centre staff member or doctoral student.
Advocacy Human Rights Clinic
The advocacy clinic has three mandates for this year which include online sensitisation campaign on the Rights of Older persons producing a short film on the rights of older women and creating awareness video on the rights of Intersex persons.
Business and Human Rights Clinic
The mandate of the business and human rights clinic in 2018 is to Document cases before international bodies on extractive industries and human rights for a database prepared by the African Commission’s working group on extractive industries secondly to facilitate a dialogue with SAHRC focusing on extractive industries.
Children's Rights Clinic
The mandate of the Children’s Rights Clinic is to prepare a shadow report on Zambia state report to the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child secondly to prepare advocacy material around Agenda 2040 of the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child for states and CSOs.
Democracy Transparency and Digital Rights Clinic
The mandate of the Democracy Transparency and Digital Right Clinic is to shadow reports to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on Nigeria and Eritrea and prepare data protection course which will be available online.
Disability Rights Clinic
The mandate of the Disability Rights clinic is to compile a country report on South Sudan for the African Disability Rights Yearbook as well as create community awareness disability right: Organised an event with law house in March, Preparing for event on albinism in June
Migrant Rights Clinic
The Migrant clinic has four mandates for 2018 which include producing a synopsis of Refugee Act, collecting refugee acts for a database, analysis the AU-EU migration crisis and design a pamphlet for migration class.
Implementation & Litigation Clinic
The mandate of the Implementation & Litigation Human Rights Clinic includes developing a strategy to implement decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights against Zimbabwe and draft a concept note, engaging with civil society. Further to contribute a framework for updating the book on the impact of international treaty monitoring bodies in selected states.
The mandate of the SOGIE Clinic is to conduct research into equality litigation and effectiveness of statutory bodies dealing with equality in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda further to implement resolution 275 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and produce guidelines on transgender persons in correctional services.
Women's Right Clinic
The mandate of the Women's Right Clinic is to shadow report Nigeria, collaborate with advocacy clinic on rights of older persons design a fact sheet on older persons
Human Rights Clinic Coordinators
Human Rights Clinics Archives
- Advocacy Human Rights Clinic
- Business and Human Rights Clinic
- Children's Rights Clinic
- Disability Rights Clinic
- Migrant Rights Clinic
- Democracy Transparency and Digital Rights Clinic
- Migrant Rights Clinic
- Implementation & Litigation Human Rights Clinic
- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics Clinic
- Women's Rights Clinic