Advanced Course on Disability Rights provides space for critical reflection on the human rights of persons with disabilities in Africa
Posted on March 28, 2019
The Centre for Human Rights hosted the Advanced Human Rights Course on Disability Rights in an African context from 11 – 15 March 2019. The course was organised by the Centre’s Disability Rights Unit, in collaboration with the Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC).
The course was...
Human Rights Day - 21 March 2019: Message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Posted on March 20, 2019
As South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy in 2019, we are reminded of our history of struggle against oppression and tyranny through important national days like Human Rights Day.
20 years later: Centre welcomes students on 1 new and 4 established Master’s programmes
Posted on March 18, 2019
On Monday 18 March 2019 the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (UP), welcomed the 2019 cohort of its Master’s degree students. The Centre’s 2019 Master’s programmes brings together 91 students from 28 countries across the African continent in order to further their...
Sexual Minority Rights in Africa Advanced Course brings together TransMaputo Project and Pride and Letters Queer Literary Festival
Posted on February 28, 2019
On so many levels, the last week of February 2019 was a risky leap for the Queer Space Collective, comprising the Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Sexualities AIDS and Gender, University of Pretoria. It was the maiden edition of the Invitation: Pride and Letters - Queer Literary...
Press Statement: Centre for Human Rights lauds Angolan parliament for the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults
Posted on January 30, 2019
The Centre congratulates the government, parliament and people of Angola, for the brave steps taken, through its judicial reform programme, towards the decriminalisation of ‘habitual unnatural vices’, into which consensual adult same-sex sexual conduct was read.
The Centre for Human Rights celebrates the African debut of the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress
Posted on December 10, 2018
On 10 and 11 December 2018, the Amsterdam Rainbow made its debut on the African continent in the Gauteng Province. The Amsterdam Rainbow dress is ‘ a work of art made from the flags of all countries in the world where homosexuality is illegal’. Being that most of the flags that make...
The CHR calls on the ACERWC to devote time to discuss genital normalisation surgeries
Posted on November 26, 2018
The Centre participated in the CSO forum of the ACERWC which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9 to 12 November 2018 under the theme, ‘leave no child behind for Africa’s development: Setting the CSO agenda’. The Centre also participated in the 32nd session of the ACERWC...
President of Supreme Court of Appeal Maya delivers Helen Kanzira Lecture on maternal health at University of Venda
Posted on September 25, 2018
President of the South African Supreme Court of Appeal on 19 September 2018 delivered the annual Helen Kanzira Memorial Lecture on maternal health at the School of Law at the University of Venda (UNIVEN). This event is co-hosted annually by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria,...