The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and the Norwegian Centrefor Human Rights, University of Oslo, cordially invite you to an online seminaron the implementation of the United Nations treaty system within domesticlegal systems of the world. This webinar is part of the UTFORSK project, entitled “Fostering research-based education through academic mobility and measuring the domestic impact of core human rights treaties”. The project connects teaching and research through collaborative exploration of a key human rights topic, namely the domestic impact of core UN human rights treaties and mechanisms.

Event Details

Date: 15 May 2024
Time: 13:00-16:00 SAST
Venue: Online (Zoom)

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Do human rights treaties make a difference on ground level? This webinar will have authors of the edited volume on “The Impact of the United Nations Human Rights Treaties on the Domestic Level: Twenty Years On” share their critical analysis on their respective countries. These authors will discuss Nepal, Senegal, Poland, Colombia, and Spain. We will then have Norway and South Africa’s national human rights institutions (NHRIs) discuss the role of the two NHRIs in contributing to the impact of international human rights law on domestic law in the two countries. Finally, Master’s students of the Master programs on Human Rights and Democratisation (University of Pretoria) and the Theory and Practice of Human Rights (University of Oslo) will give an expert review of the impact seen of specific treaties on three selected countries.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Foluso Adegalu
Associate Manager: Litigation and Implementation Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3810
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743

Prof Frans Viljoen
Professor of International Human Rights Law Centre for Human Rights

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743


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