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Advanced Human Right Course: Indigenous Peoples' Rights course

University of Pretoria, Main Campus
24/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, will host a one-week intensive short course on indigenous peoples’ rights.

Advanced Human Rights Course: Indigenous People's Rights

24 -28 September 2018
Apply online

The objectives of this one-week course include:

  • Strengthening knowledge and capacity-building on indigenous peoples’ rights;

  • Ensuring better understanding of indigenous peoples’ plight and rights among members of ‘mainstream NGOs’ and government officials; and

  • Stimulating the introduction of indigenous peoples’ rights into the curriculum of law schools on the African continent.

In the process, the concept of indigenous people will also be critically examined.

Themes of the programme:

  • Conceptual issues regarding indigenous peoples in Africa;

  • International (universal and regional) and national standards on indigenous peoples’ rights in Africa;

  • Key substantive rights of indigenous peoples and their applicability in Africa;

  • UN mechanisms of indigenous peoples’ rights;

  • Regional mechanisms and indigenous peoples’ rights;

  • Bilateral, multilateral cooperation, international financial institutions and business sector with IPs;

  • Indigenous peoples challenges with development; and

  • International processes and agendas relevant to indigenous peoples in Africa.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at members of NGOs, government officials, policy makers, legal academics, activists, researchers and students who are interested in the rights of indigenous peoples on the continent.


The course fee is ZAR 3 000.00 and covers tuition, course materials, teas and lunch but excludes transport and accommodation costs.


There are some scholarships available to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Course fees may also be waived in selected cases.

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.


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