Webinar Invitation: Africa Online Regional Consultation on the Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation, including in emergencies
Posted on June 27, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights cordially invites stakeholders including States parties, right-holders under the Convention, principally persons with disabilities through their representative organizations, other civil society organizations, independent monitoring mechanisms, national human rights...
How Development Finance Institutions Can Support Renewable Energy in the Southern African Development Community
Posted on June 27, 2022
In November 2020, a report by the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE); Center for Human Rights (CHR); the Boston University Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) and others found the SADC region could potentially attain full energy access and 53 percent...
Press Statement: Centre for Human Rights condemns disbarring of lawyer Muzi Simelane by Eswatini Chief Justice
Posted on June 27, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, condemns the disbarring of lawyer Muzi Simelane by Eswatini Chief Justice Bheki Maphalala. The Chief Justice disbarred Mr Simelane by way of notice in April 2018 on the basis of alleged contempt. Since he was banned from...
Invitation: Hybrid Conference on the Rights of the Child, Domestication and Application of the African Children’s Charter
Posted on June 20, 2022
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a hybrid conference on children’s rights organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The conference is scheduled, to take place from 28 - 29 June 2022, in Pretoria, South Africa.
Centre and the African Commission host PALOP countries for a regional workshop on state reporting under the Maputo Protocol and the African Charter
Posted on June 16, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights (the Centre) in collaboration with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) are hosting a hybrid workshop with five PALOPs on using the state reporting process to monitor the implementation of the rights contained in the African...
Vacancy: Country Consultants - Review of Discriminatory Laws Related to Violence Against Women on the Continent
Posted on June 14, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights (the Centre) is looking for experienced local researchers to conduct a review of discriminatory laws related to violence against women (VAW) in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Gabonese Republic, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Mali and Cape...
Webinar Invitation: Discussion on climate justice litigation in Africa
Posted on June 13, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria invites you to a webinar discussion on Climate Justice Litigation in Africa. The webinar discussion is part of the efforts of the Centre in improving climate justice in Africa. The discussion aims to raise awareness around the legal framework on...
Call for policy papers: Durable solutions to displacement in Africa
Posted on June 12, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights, is calling for papers on durable solutions to displacement in Africa.
Call for Papers: International Human Rights Conference on Human Trafficking, Social Media and AI Regulation and Climate Justice
Posted on June 12, 2022
As part of the Christof Heyns African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which takes place from 25 to 30 July 2022, at the Faculty of Law, the British University in Egypt, in Cairo, Egypt, a one-day International Human Rights Conference will also be held on 28 July 2022.
Invitation: The Colonial Legacies of Anti-LGBTIQ+ Rights in African States
Posted on June 08, 2022
The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) and the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS, and Gender (CSA&G) at the University Pretoria together with the Center for Gender Studies and Feminist Futures (CGS) and the Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) at the Philipps-University Marburg cordially invite you the...
Pretoria-Marburg Queer Conversations continues with a discussion on ‘Threats to Human Rights for LGBTIQ+ Communities: Hate Crimes and Conversion Therapy’
Posted on June 07, 2022
Following the success of the first edition of the series, the 2022 Pretoria-Marburg Queer Conversations continues with a discussion on ‘Threats to Human Rights for LGBTIQ+ Communities: Hate Crimes and Conversion Therapy’.
Invitation: Webinar - Launch of reports for the New Development Bank Transparency and Accountability Series
Posted on June 06, 2022
The International Development Law Unit, Centre for Human Rights together in collaboration with Oxfam cordially invite you to a hybrid webinar to launch the reports for the New Development Bank Transparency and Accountability Series.
Regional Study on Child Participation in the Implementation of Global and Regional Development Frameworks in Africa
Posted on May 30, 2022
On the 26 and 27 May 2022, the Children’s Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria hosted a meeting to validate its draft regional study report on child participation in the implementation of the Global and Regional Development with a focus on the Sustainable...
UP Law's Associate Professor Martha M Bradley teaches at 45th Advanced Course on International Humanitarian Law
Posted on May 24, 2022
The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that Associate Professor Martha M Bradley in its Department of Public Law has been part of the teaching staff complement at the 45th Advanced Course on International Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy, from 16 to 20 May 2022. The course was a...
Emeritus Justice Sisi Khampepe appointed Chancellor of the University of Pretoria
Posted on May 23, 2022
Emeritus Justice Sisi Khampepe will serve as UP’s Chancellor for five years, from 28 June 2022 to 27 June 2027, with the possibility of appointment for a further consecutive term, subject to due process.
UP Law successfully hosts second specialised short programme on 'Promotion and Protection of Investment in Africa'
Posted on May 20, 2022
During May 2022, the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Public Law commenced with the delivery of the first module of a specialised short programme on ‘Promotion and Protection of Investment in Africa’ under the auspices of the Extractive Industry Law in Africa Unit...
UP Moot Society team obtains silver and gold in 2022 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition
Posted on May 19, 2022
The UP Moot Society team was declared second runners-up and clinched gold for best memorials in the first regional round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
New book by UP academics offers policy recommendations to counter SADC debt distress
Posted on May 13, 2022
The book, edited by UP’s Prof Daniel Bradlow and Dr Magalie Masamba, focuses on the issue of African sovereign debt management and renegotiation/ restructuring, with a particular concentration on SADC countries.
Student voices take centre stage at UP Faculty of Law’s first Teaching and Learning Forum for 2022
Posted on May 11, 2022
Professor Charles Maimela said the Faculty was kickstarting this series with students’ participation “because the voices of the students are fundamental in our teaching and learning endeavours and exercises”.
Virtual book launch: COVID-19 and Sovereign Debt: The case of SADC
Posted on May 04, 2022
The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) in partnership with African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) and Afronomicslaw invites you to the virtual book launch of COVID-19 and Sovereign Debt, edited by Daniel D. Bradlow and Magalie L. Masamba (2022)