African regional disability rights protection 804

Module code DRL 804
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

The focus of this module is to examine the protection of disability rights under African regional and national law. The topics covered include:

  1. Historical background on the protection of disability rights in Africa
  2. Regional and sub- regional protection of disability rights in the African human rights system
  3. Historical background and the efficacy of an African Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ rights on the rights of persons with disabilities
  4. South African legislation, policies and jurisprudence relevant to persons with disabilities, in comparison to other selected African states
  5. Legal reform to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in an African context
  6. Media studies perspective to disability rights in Africa - evaluating the role of media in the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities
Module credits 25.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites
Contact time 30 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 1

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