The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a brown bag lunch lecture on decolonising the university curriculum by distinguished critical legal scholar, Professor Makau Mutua.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: JJ Theron Hall (opposite Oom Gert), University of Pretoria (Hatfield Campus)

RSVP deadline: 9 May 2017 at 09:00
Enquiries: Thuto Hlalele ( thuto.hlalele@up.ac.za / Tel: 012 420 3587 / www.chr.up.ac.za)

Background: Professor Makau Mutua

Professor Makau Mutua is a distinguished Professor at the Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at the State University of New York Buffalo Law Scool. He has served as dean for seven years, 2008-2014. He lectures International Human Rights, International Business Transactions and International Law. Prof Mutua is a vice-president of the American Society of International Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In 2002-2003, while on sabbatical in Kenya, Prof Mutua chaired the task force on the establishment of a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission, which recommended a truth commission for Kenya. He also was a delegate to the National Constitutional Conference, which produced a contested draft constitution for Kenya.

Prof Mutua is the author of several books, including Kenya’s Quest for Democracy: Taming Leviathan (2008), Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions (2008) and Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique (2002). He has written numerous scholarly articles as well as articles for popular publications such as The New York Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education and the Washington Post.

He has conducted numerous human rights, diplomatic and rule of law missions to countries in Africa, Latin America and Europe.


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