The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to its 11th Annual Disability Rights Conference on 20 and 21 November 2023 which will take place in a hybrid format (Southern Sun Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg; and on zoom). The theme of this year’s conference is “Climate change and disability in Africa: A human rights’ response”.

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Conference details

Dates: 20 – 21 November 2023
Venue: Southern Sun Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and online (Zoom)

The aim of the conference is two-fold:

  1. to critically appraise laws, policies, practices, programmes, polities and ideologies that relate to the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa, in the context of climate change and
  2. to suggest remedial responses (domestically, regionally and globally) to address violations of the rights of persons with disabilities in climate crises.

It is anticipated that papers presented at this conference will be reworked by authors and submitted for consideration for publication in the 2024 volume of the African Disability Rights Yearbook. www.adry.up.ac.za. 

Kindly note that for attendees/participants who wish to attend the conference physically/in-person, it is required that you cover your own costs (air tickets, accommodation, transport, etc). The Centre will cover costs of conferencing. For those who wish to attend the conference virtually, you are simply requested to fill out the zoom registration, and the zoom link will be emailed to you. The conference acts as a platform for convening dialogue amongst key stakeholders on disability rights, and to spotlight the pertinent and emerging disability rights concerns in the African region. More information on previous editions of the conference can be found at www.chr.up.ac.za/annual-conference-2023

Kindly please note the below:

  • Participants wishing to attend physically/in-person (at their own costs), are requested to email sabeeha.majid@up.ac.za by Monday, 13 November 2023
  • Kindly confirm your virtual attendance by Wednesday, 15 November by completing this online registration form.

Register on Zoom

For enquiries, please email:

Ms Sabeeha Majid
Project Officer: Disability Rights Unit
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6345


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