Advanced Human Rights Course: African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives Course

  • DATE

    21 October

  • TIME

    8:00 - 17:00


    Graduate Centre, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on African Human Rights System in Comparative Perspectives Course.

The course focuses on regional human rights norms and its application in Africa.

It covers issues such as:

  • A general introduction to human rights law and the role players in the development and enforcement of human rights norms in Africa

  • The United Nations system

  • Human rights treaties and their status in Africa

  • European human rights systems

  • Inter-American human rights systems

  • The African Union and human rights

  • The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights as well as the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights


The course fee is ZAR 3 000.00 (US $ 450).
This fee covers tuition, course materials, teas and lunch. The fee excludes transport and accommodation costs.


A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Applicants must indicate on the online application form whether they wish to apply for a scholarship and provide sufficient motivation substantiating why they require financial assistance.

Applicants must also indicate whether they would still like to be considered for admission, in the event that they are not granted a scholarship.

How to apply 

Applicants are required to apply online for this course.

Deadline for applications:

SADC applicants: 14 October 2019
International applicants: 7 September 2019

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
[email protected]

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