The advanced human rights short course on ‘Judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa’ is the third in the series of advanced short courses presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria for 2015. It ran from 11 to 15 May 2015.

Participants at this year’s edition included students, legal practitioners, delegates from human rights institutions, and judges from different African countries.

Experts in socio-economic rights thinking, both from Africa and Europe, provided fresh insights and approach to the issues around the subject of ‘Enforcement of Socio-economic Rights in Africa.’

Some of the judicial officers in attendance were:

  • Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe (Mrs) - Ghana
  • Justice Jerry N. Hlophe - Swaziland
  • Justice Benjamin Isingoma Kabiito - Uganda
  • Justice Elizabeth Musoke - Uganda
  • Mathebe Violet Phatshoane (Judge) – South Africa
  • Lepono Joshua Lekale (Judge) – South Africa
  • Eshetis Yadeta Temesgen (Judge) – Ethiopia
  • Justice Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza – Uganda
  • Justice Zak Yacoob (Rtd) – Constitutional Court, South Africa

It is hoped that participants will return to their locations better informed and equipped to make progressive contributions towards the realisation and implementation of socio-economic rights.


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