Advanced Human Rights Course: Judicial Enforcement of Socio-economic Rights
Graduate Centre, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
15/05/2017 - 19/05/2017
The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria is hosting a one-week intensive short course on judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa from 15 to 19 May 2017.
Course date: 15–19 May 2017
About the Course
The aim of the course on judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa is to provide participants with a critical understanding of the possibilities of and problems associated with judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa. During the one-week intensive course, training is provided to practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and students on national and international litigation of socio-economic rights.
Topics include the following:
- Conceptual issues on judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights
- Judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in South Africa
- International adjudication of socio-economic rights
- African courts and the enforcement of socio-economic rights
- Equality and socio-economic rights
- Litigation strategy and policy impact
- Litigation in broader context: Legitimacy and effectiveness
- Latin American courts and the enforcement of socio-economic rights
- India and other comparative case law
- Non-state actors and international accountability
- Practical exercises/assignments
As this is a high-level course, practitioners working in the field of socio-economic rights in Africa, judicial officers, postgraduate students conducting research in this area, government officials responsible for relevant issues, and members of civil society groups experienced in and engaged with the issues should apply. Applicants from all around the world are invited; however, as the course will have an African focus, those from African countries are specifically encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is 7 May 2017.
The course fee is ZAR3 000,00. This fee covers tuition, course materials, and teas and lunch for the duration of the course. The fee excludes transport and accommodation costs.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Applicants must indicate on the online application form whether they wish to apply for a scholarship and must provide sufficient motivation substantiating their need for financial assistance. Those who apply for a scholarship should also indicate whether they would still like to be considered for admittance if it is not granted.