Advanced Human Rights Courses

Posted on August 04, 2011

Indigenous Peoples' Rights course
12 - 16 September 2011

The objectives of this one-week course is to strengthen knowledge and capacity-building on indigenous peoples’ rights; to ensure better understanding of indigenous peoples’ plight and rights among members of ‘mainstream NGOs’ and government officials, to stimulate 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.

Topics for this course include the following:

  • Indigenous peoples’ : definition and conceptual issues
  • Recognition and identification of indigenous peoples’
  • Regional perspectives: Africa, Europe and Americas
  • Non- state actors in indigenous peoples’ communities
  • Self management, consultation and participation
  • Access to Justice
  • Culture, language and education
  • Indigenous peoples’ socio-economic rights; including land, environment and natural resources
  • Indigenous children
How to apply:

Human Rights in Africa course
17 - 21 October 2011

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

The course 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
  • Protection of refugees
How to apply:

More information

Please visit the Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC) section of the Centre for Human Rights' website.

Dennis Kweku Antwi
Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 12 362-5125
[email protected]


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