LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)

Posted on February 02, 2011

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This year, the programme coincides with two significant milestones.  The Centre for Human Rights, which has been hosting the programme since 2000, is celebrating its 25 years of existence. It all started in 1986, when the Centre took the lead in organising a conference involving role players from all spheres of South African society, to reflect on a post-apartheid constitutional future.

The second milestone marked this year also harks back to 1986.  It is the year the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights entered into force. This Charter is the main human rights document in Africa. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, established to implement it, has played an influential role in steering African states towards greater respect for human rights and in consolidating democracy.

The official opening of the programme takes place on Wednesday 2 February at 16:30, in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Law.  The main speaker is Ms Zonke Majodina, a member of the UN’s primary human rights body, the Human Rights Committee.

The LLM programme is presented in partnership with twelve universities: Université d'Abomey-Calavi (Benin), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), American University in Cairo (Egypt), Catholic University of Central Africa (Cameroon), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis (Senegal), University of Ghana, University of Lagos (Nigeria), University of Mauritius, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Venda (South Africa) and the University of the Western Cape (South Africa).
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For more information, please contact:
Prof Frans Viljoen
Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.chr.up.ac.za


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