On the occasion of Africa Day 2015, the Centre for Human Rghts (CHR) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, is proud to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nigeria.
The MoU seeks to strengthen capacities at the NHRC through access to training programmes offered by CHR, in particular the Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC) and the Master's degree programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.
This is a partnership, not only between two leading African countries, but between civil society/academia and national human rights institutions/government.
It is underpinned by the idea of a united Africa, drawing on its resources and resourcefulness to find common solutions to its diverse challenges.
In the spirit of mutual exchange and cooperation between the people of Nigeria and South Africa, it is hoped that this MoU will have a two-fold effect:
- contribute to the healing process in a South Africa broken by the recent spate of xenophobic attacks, and
- make a modest contribution to the administration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari in the fulfilment of its role as primary guarantor of human rights.