The Advanced Human Rights Course on Children’s Rights in Africa, hosted by the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the Centre for Child Law, and the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), was held from 22 to 26 July 2019 at the University of Pretoria (UP).

This year’s course was attended by 37 participants from all over the world, representing 13 African countries. Participants were mainly practitioners working in the area of children's rights. Six delegates from the South African Human Rights Commission also attended the course.

Presenters on the course included:

  • Karabo Ozah, Centre for Child Law, UP
  • Dr Nkatha Murungi, Centre for Human Rights, UP
  • Prof Julia Sloth-Nielsen, UWC
  • Dr Maria Assim, Dullah Omar Institute, UWC
  • Prof Benyam Mezmur, Dullah Omar Institute, UWC; 2nd Vice President, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
  • Dr Elvis Fokala, Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Robert Nanima, DUllah Omar Institute, UWC
  • Godfrey Kangaude, UP
  • Zita Hansungule, Centre for Child Law, UP
  • Dr Musa Chibwana, ACERWC Secretariat

A key highlight of the course was the presentations from group work exercises given to the participants during the week. The participants were tasked to identify an issue in their jurisdictions which they feel is eminent and due to come before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Welfare of the Child. 

The course was presented due to the generous support of the Norwegian Embassy.

The next Advanced Human Rights Course to be presented is the Right to Development in Africa course to be held from 19 to 23 August 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743

Alina Miamingi
Project Coordinator: Children’s Rights Unit

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 6398
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743


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