Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa course
By Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 25 January 2011
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa from 7 to 11 March 2011.
About the course
The aim of the course on Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa is to provide participants with a critical understanding of the possibilities of and problems associated with judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa. During the one-week intensive course, training is provided to practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and students on national and international litigation of economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights.
As this is a high-level course, in particular practitioners working in the field of socio-economic rights in Africa, postgraduate students researching in this area, government officials responsible for relevant issues and members of civil society groups experienced in and engaged with the issues should apply.
Applicants from all around the world are invited. However, the course will have a particular African focus. Applicants from African countries are therefore in particular encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is 21 February 2011.
Please note: The practical information and payment details pages contain important information regarding your application and payment thereof.
The course fee is ZAR 3 000.00 (US $ 450). This fee covers tuition, course materials, teas and lunch for the duration of the course. The fee excludes transport and accommodation costs.
A limited number of scholarships are available and are not guaranteed.
In particular, at least five full scholarships are available to applicants from lusophone countries in Africa who have sufficient competence in English. Applicants must indicate on the online application form whether they wish to apply for a scholarship and provide sufficient motivation substantiating why they require financial assistance. Applicants from lusophone countries who have sufficient competence in English should state the fact in their motivation. Applicants should also indicate whether they would still like to be considered for admittance in the event that they are not granted a scholarship
Lecturers invited to teach on the programme include:
- Prof Sandy Liebenberg
(ESC rights in South Africa)
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Professor Pierre de Vos
(Equality and ESC rights)
University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Professor Michelo Hansungule
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Malcolm Langford
(Comparisions; Non-State actors)
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway
- Professor Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito
(Latin American cases)
University of Los Andes, Colombia
- Doctor Lilian Chenwi
Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Global School on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication
This short course forms part of the recently created initiative, the Global School on Socio-economic Rights Adjudication, jointly launched by:
- Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway
- Institute for Human rights, Abo Akademi University, Finland
- Chair in Human rights, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- University of Los Andes, Colombia
- National Judicial Academy, Nepal