The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to the second Christof Heyns Human Rights Memorial Lecture. Drawing on Christof’s sense of inclusion and collaboration, a panel will collectively deliver the ‘Lecture’. This year’s lecture traces the developments in law and practice ‘Towards the complete abolition of the death penalty in Africa’.

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Date: Thursday 4 July 2024
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Plant Science Auditorium, University of Pretoria

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Keynote Speaker

  • Justice Dumisa Ntsebeza
    Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Advocate (South Africa) 
    Developments in the human rights jurisprudence of the African Court on the death penalty 


  • Honourable Edwin Mushoriwa
    Member of Parliament of Dzivarasekwa (Zimbabwe) 
    The current discourse towards the abolition of the death penalty in Zimbabwe

  • Mr. Martin Dingake
    Legal Advisor and Judicial Service Commissioner, Botswana Centre for Human Rights, Ditswanelo (Botswana) 
    Challenges and pushback against the death penalty in Botswana 

  • Ms. Khanyo Farise
    Deputy Regional Director (Research) for Southern Africa, Southern Africa Regional Office, Amnesty International 
    Comparative perspective and trends on the death penalty in Africa

For more information, please contact:

Programme Manager: LLM/MPhil HRDA

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6703


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