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Advanced Human Rights Course: Disability Rights in an African Context

Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria Main Campus
12/03/2018 - 16/03/2018
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on Disability Rights in an African context.

This short course is part of a series of annual advanced human rights courses offered by the Centre for Human Rights. The course which comes in the wake of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) (2006), is part of the Center’s efforts in promoting awareness about disability as a human right in the African region.

The objectives of this intensive course are to provide learners with knowledge and techniques that enable them to:

  • Understand development of disability as a global human rights issue
  • Understand and apply provisions of the CRPD
  • Apply the CRPD to selected areas
  • Understand development of disability as a human rights issue at the African regional and sub-regional levels
  • Understand and apply the intersection between the human rights and cultural aspects of disability in an African context
  • Understand  and apply disability from a comparative human rights law perspective in other regions, including the European and Latin American regions
  • Understand and apply the regulation of disability from a comparative law perspective in selected non-African countries and
  • Understand and apply theoretical approaches to equality and non-discrimination in a disability context.

The course is presented by lecturers who are drawn from a variety of countries and are experts in disability rights law.

Download Disability Rights in African Context course brochure

Apply online for this course


Contact: Mr Dennis Antwi Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197 | Emai: [email protected]
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