The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, takes great pleasure in congratulating Professor Charles Ngwena on his appointment by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development as an advisory committee member for Project 148.
Project 148, which is being led by the South African Law Reform Commission, seeks to domesticate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP), which South Africa signed and ratified in 2007. The project is expected to guide the adoption, modification, abolishment and development of disability rights laws in South Africa to bring them into alignment with the provisions of the CRPD.
Professor Ngwena is a renowned expert in the field of disability rights. He teaches disability rights, constitutional law, and human rights law at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law whilst overseeing the work of the Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights.
Professor Ngwena is an author and editor of great repute and is the Convening Editor of the African Disability Rights Yearbook, the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability and human rights in the African context.
He has been an advisor on many boards and projects including the advisory board of the Joint Centre for Political and Economic Studies, and the advisory task team to the South African National AIDS Council.
The appointment of Professor Ngwena is well-deserved. The Centre for Human Rights would like to take this opportunity to wish Professor Ngwena the very best with this new endeavour where he will undoubtedly provide invaluable inputs on the ground-breaking work of Project 148.