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Pretoria University Law Press launches seven titles and its third open-access journal
Pretoria University Law Press
Posted on 06 Nov 2014

The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) held a book launch on Tuesday 4 November 2014, where seven of PULP's latest titles were introduced. PULP's third open-access online journal, the African Disablity Rights Yearbook, was also launched and can be viewed by visiting www.adry.up.ac.za.

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Human rights situation in Eritrea discussed by key decision-makers in Pretoria
Thato Motaung
Posted on 31 Oct 2014

The human rights situation in Eritrea was the subject of attention of key decision-makers who met to discuss the challenges faced in that country. The situation in Eritrea resulted in thousands of Eritreans fleeing the country, sometimes under dangerous conditions.

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Invitation: Conference on the rights of women with disabilities in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 24 Oct 2014

The Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a conference on the effective implementation of the rights of women with disabilities in Africa.

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A drone is not a cop – UN rights expert concerned about technologies that depersonalise the use of force
United Nations News
Posted on 23 Oct 2014

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, UP's Prof Christof Heyns, has raised concern about the increasing use of technologies that depersonalise the use of force –including armed drones– not only on the battlefield, but also in domestic law enforcement.

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Centre for Human Rights celebrates human rights champion Navi Pillay
Norman Taku
Posted on 09 Oct 2014

On Friday 3 October 2014, the Centre for Human Rights was privileged to play host to Ms Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She delivered a public lecture on her work as High Commissioner in the Senate Hall of the University of Pretoria.

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Invitation to a talk by Prof Nick Huls
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 22 Sep 2014

The Centre for Human Rights and the Department of Mercantile Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites you to a talk by Prof Nick Huls from Leiden University, The Netherlands on
‘Rwanda: Rule of Law in the Mist’.

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Invitation: Public lecture by Navi Pillay (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to a public lecture by Navi Pillay.

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Invitation to a talk: Israel-Palestine Through the Lens of Racial Discrimination Law: Is the Analogy with South African Apartheid Accurate?
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 12 Sep 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites you to a talk by Prof Robert Wintemute from King's College, London on 'Israel-Palestine Through the Lens of Racial Discrimination Law: Is the Analogy with South African Apartheid Accurate?'

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The finalists in the 23rd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition are from Kenya, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 04 Sep 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi is hosting the 23rd edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court competition. The finalists are University of Nairobi, Kenya & Université Gaston Berger Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Applicant) and University of Pretoria, South Africa & Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire (Respondent).

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Do justice to your passion for a specific field of the law -TuksLaw Postgraduate Open Day
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 19 Aug 2014

The motivation for pursuing a postgraduate degree is diverse and usually driven by personal needs and desires.

If you are coming to the end of your undergraduate studies, but you still have the desire to learn and conduct in-depth research in a specific field of the law, a postgraduate course can satisfy your intellectual curiosity. Or perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to further or change your career? Do you have a passion for a particular subject field or wish to practice in a niche legal field?

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Professor Hansungule elected for second term as Commissioner on the International Commission of Jurists
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 14 Aug 2014

The Centre for Human Rights would like to congratulate Prof Michelo Hansungule on being elected as a Commissioner on the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). Prof Hansungule will be serving his second term as Commissioner following his election first in 2009 and then re-election in 2014.

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Norwegian Embassy signs generous funding agreement with Centre for Human Rights
Norman Taku
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

The Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria has signed a generous three-year funding agreement (2014 to 2016) with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The funds will be allocated over three years, to strengthen institutions in Africa dealing with governance, the rule of law and general human rights in Africa.

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Invitation: LGBTI Forum on Partnering with Straight Allies for Safe Schools and Communities
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in partnership with the US Embassy in Pretoria invites you to an LGBTI Forum
on Partnering with Straight Allies for Safe Schools and Communities

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Centre for Human Rights calls on South African government to engage Swaziland government on encroachment of free expression
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 30 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, learnt with great disappointment that Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu have been sentenced to terms of two years’ imprisonment each, without the option of a fine.

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Centre for Human Rights launches gender audit tool
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 30 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights recently launched a gender audit tool to investigate gender equality/inequality at higher education institutions in Africa. The tool, developed with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to introspectively investigate the state of gender (in) equality at higher education institutions across Africa with a view to fostering greater gender parity.

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Centre for Human Rights presents second edition of the Advanced Short Course on Children’s Rights in Africa
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 24 Jul 2014

An advanced short course onChildren's Rights in Africa is currently underway at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. This course, which runs from 21 to 25 July, is being presented by the Centre for Human Rights Save the Children International, the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape and the Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria.

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Multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights in South Africa
Josua Loots
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR), together with the United Nations Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) of the OHCHR and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights at the University of Pretoria on 21 July 2014.

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Centre for Human Rights calls on South Africa government to ensure University of Pretoria graduate is released
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, calls on the Government of South Africa to take suitable measures to exert pressure on the government of Swaziland to ensure that Thulani Maseko, a graduate of the University of Pretoria, be released from prison and not be sentenced to imprisonment.

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New advanced short course highlights the role, efforts and challenges of civil society in Africa
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 17 Jul 2014

An advanced short course on Civil Society Law in Africa is currently underway at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. This course, which runs from 14 to 18 July, is being presented by the Centre for Human Rights and the International Center For Not-For-Profit Law, Washington DC in the United States.

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Launch: Gender Audit Tool
Yvonne Oyieke
Posted on 11 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights invites you to the launch of a Gender Audit Tool on gender equality at higher education institutions in Africa.

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Renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and Establishment of Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 01 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, applauds the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) decision to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea and the setting up of a landmark Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Eritrea.

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Seminar on failed peacemaking in Sudan and South Sudan
Magnus Killander
Posted on 26 Jun 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria invites you to a seminar on 'Failed peacemaking in Sudan and South Sudan: Persistent and new wars 10 years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement'

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Students demonstrate human rights and democracy (or the need thereof) through photography
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 18 Jun 2014

Students at the Centre for Human Rights particpated in an amateur photography competition to demonstrate the ideals of human rights and democracy through photography.

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Faculty’s research outputs break through the 125 barrier in 2013
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 18 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Law earned 126 research units in accredited journals in 2013.

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Short Course: The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 17 Jun 2014

Sonke Gender Justice Network, the Gender Unit at the Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria and the Centre for the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria are offering the “The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality” short course to increase the capacity of organisations and individuals to lead gender justice programmes that engage men and boys as partners and agents of change within a feminist framework.

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A plea for the children of Eritrea: Unaccompanied, separated and fleeing from a militarised society
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 12 Jun 2014

As the African continent celebrates the Day of the African Child on 16 June 2014, the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), University of Pretoria, focuses on the plight of children in Eritrea.

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Centre calls for the acquittal and immediate release of alumnus Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

The Centre for Human Rights expressed dismay at the arrest of MessrsThulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu by the Royal Swaziland Police Service on 17 and 18 March 2014, and their continued detention. Noting that the verdict on the charges is due within the next few days, the Centre for Human Rights strongly calls on the Swaziland Judiciary to acquit Mr Maseko and Mr Makhubu on all charges.

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TuksLaw obtains second place in Space Law Moot Court Competition
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 05 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that its team obtained second place in the African Regional Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition which was held from 22 to 23 May 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria. The hypothetical case study deals with satellite electromagnetic interference.

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The (constitutional) problem of property
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 03 Jun 2014

‒ Prestige lecture by Justice Johan Froneman

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Open UP - 'Tuks of Niks'
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 03 Jun 2014

On 22 and 23 May 2014 the University of Pretoria (UP) welcomed the Top Grade 11 learners from Tshwane to Tzaneen at its Hatfield Campus. On Saturday, 24 May 2014, Tuks opened its gates to all prospective students to experience, explore, inspect, interact and research study options and facilities on campus, finding out what it is like to live and study at Tuks.

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Invitation to a public screening of the documentary film 'Paragraph 175'
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 28 May 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in association with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre invites you to a public screening of ‘PARAGRAPH 175’

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Human rights students participate in the Global Classroom held in Venice, Italy
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 27 May 2014

From 12 to 16 May 2014, three LLM/MPhil students (in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights, participated in the second Global Classroom held in Venice, Italy.

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TuksLaw’s South African champions do Africa proud at 2014 International Jessup Cup Competition in Washington, DC
Martie Bradley and Alexia Katsiginis
Posted on 19 May 2014

- Jessup International Round results

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Commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and launch of the photographic exhibition: In Whom Can I Still Trust?
Norman Taku
Posted on 16 May 2014

On the occasion of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), on Saturday 17 May 2014, the Centre for Human Rights is pleased to host the photographic exhibition In Whom Can I Still Trust?. The exhibition aims to highlight the progress made, and challenges faced, in ensuring the protection of sexual minorities in South Africa.

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UP Centre for Human Rights contributes to 55th ordinary session of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 15 May 2014

The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law made a contribution to the 55th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently held in Luanda, Angola by sending a statement on the situation of human rights in Africa.

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“I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things …” TuksLaw’s walls echo
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 14 May 2014

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is boasting a new addition to its existing artwork exhibition in the Law Building. “I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things …”, a body of work comprising a theatrical installation, is one of artist Jaco van Shalkwyk’s recent creations.

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Human rights students add their voices to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 12 May 2014

The 2014 LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) class has added their voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign by producing a Pan-African video in support of the girls, their parents, families and the Nigerian people.

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TuksLaw honours its “cream of the crop”
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 09 May 2014

On 24 April the Faculty of Law honored its first to third year LLB students from 2013 who have qualified for the Dean’s Merit List.

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Invitation to a prestige lecture by Justice Johan Froneman on 21 May 2014
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 08 May 2014

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a prestige lecture by Justice Johan Froneman from the Constitutional Court on 'The (constitutional) problem of property' on Wednesday, 21 May 2014.

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Invitation: Opening of exhibition exploring the Nazi persecution of sexual minorities in Europe
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 06 May 2014

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in association with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre invites you to the opening of the exhibition ‘In Whom Can I Still Trust?’

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Call for Abstracts: Overcoming Obstacles - Towards the effective implementation of the rights of women with disabilities in Africa
Charles Ngwena
Posted on 05 May 2014

The Centre for Human Rights invites abstracts for a conference on disability rights with a focus on the effective implementation of the rights of women with disabilities in Africa. The conference will be held at the Centre for Human Rights on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 November 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. The conference will also coincide with launch of the second issue of the African Disability Rights Yearbook, the first issue having been launched in 2013.

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Centre for Human Rights to offer a postgraduate degree on sexual and reproductive rights in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 24 Apr 2014

The Centre for Human Rights is proud to announce that a LLM/MPhil (Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa) will be offered in 2015.

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'Proudly "TuksLaw"'
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 22 Apr 2014

On 9 April 2014 the Faculty of Law proudly conferred its LLB, LLM and LLD degrees.

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Faculty of Law hails achievers
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

On Wednesday, 26 March 2014, the Faculty of Law honored its 2013 academic achievers at the Annual Recognition of Achievement Function held at the Rautenbach Hall on the Hatfield campus.

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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe presents a public lecture on the ICC
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

On 31 March 2014, South Africa’s Deputy President, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, delivered a public lecture at the Centre for Human Rights. The event was organised by the Centre for Human Rights to mark 15 years of the Master’s degree programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.

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TuksLaw champs again!
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 02 Feb 2014

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that its mooting team again won the National Rounds of the White & Case 55th Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from 29 to 31 January 2014.

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TuksLaw welcomes its first-year students
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 22 Jan 2014

Welcoming Day is one of the highlights on the calendar of the University of Pretoria and that of the Faculty of Law. Not only does this event provides us with the opportunity to welcome our new intake of students, but it also affords students and their parents or guardians the opportunity to interact with University staff and familiarise themselves with the University, the Faculty and its functioning.

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Faculty of Law delivers another group of Master of laws in human rights graduates
Elzet Hurter/Carole Viljoen
Posted on 18 Dec 2013

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria congratulates its class of 2013 Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa on graduating on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. Twenty three students graduated from the programme obtaining their LLM degrees while another three students obtained their MPhil degrees. Another group of ten students obtained their LLM (International Human Rights Law and HIV in Africa) while a further two received their LLM (Multidisciplinary Human Rights).

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Justice Johann van der Westhuizen receives honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 12 Dec 2013

Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, judge of the Constitutional Court and founding director of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, on 10 December 2013, International Human Rights Day, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria.

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For TuksLaw students the world is their oyster
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 09 Dec 2013

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that two of our young alumni from the class of 2010, Amanda Scribante and Ian Learmonth, have obtained their LLM degrees in International Law (cum laude) from the University of Edinburgh.

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The Faculty acknowledges the loss of Nelson Mandela
Dean André Boraine
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

With the entire world the Faculty of Law herewith acknowledges the loss of Nelson Mandela. He was an exceptional human being and a great leader in all respects.

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Faculty delivers another Rhodes Scholar
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 05 Dec 2013

The Faculty is proud to announce that it has delivered yet again another Rhodes Scholar - this time around it is Zimbabwean citizen and recent TuksLaw graduate Fadzai Madzingira who has been named the Zimbabwean Rhodes Scholar for 2013.

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Free online up-to-date database of South African laws launched
Elsabe Olivier
Posted on 02 Dec 2013

As a result of a joint venture between the University of Pretoria Law Library and the Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) free online access to up-to-date versions of South African legislation will hopefully become available soon.

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TuksLaw alumni and staff members excel
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 21 Nov 2013

The Faculty is proud to announce and congratulates

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Delegation from Nijmegen University visits TuksLaw
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 21 Nov 2013

A delegation from Radboud University Nijmegen recently visited the Faculty of Law to explore formal collaboration opportunities.

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Call for Papers: African Disability Rights Yearbook 2014
Charles Ngwena
Posted on 13 Nov 2013

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria recently launched the first issue of the African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) on 5 November 2013. Articles for consideration for publication in the 2014 issue of the ADRY are invited.

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Faculty of Law and Georgetown Law explores possible collaboration
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 11 Nov 2013

Tanya Baytor, Director of the Global Health Law LLM programme at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Centre and Susan Kim, Deputy Director of the O'Neill Institute visited the Faculty on 6 November 2013 to explore the potential for collaboration in respect of their capacity building programmes, such as the Global Health Law LLM programmes, Summer Programmes, and Georgetown Law's SJD programme.

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Invitation: Annual Helen Kanzira Lecture to be presented by Stephen Lewis
Karen Stefiszyn
Posted on 08 Nov 2013

The Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites you to the annual Helen Kanzira Lecture. This public lecture on ‘The Power of Advocacy’ will be presented by Mr Stephen Lewis, who will draw on his extensive international experience to illustrate the power of advocacy in the fight for social justice, reproductive rights, global health and gender equality.

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Centre for Human Rights to aid legal team representing Amira Osman Hamed - confronting 'morality laws' in Sudan
Jegede Ademola
Posted on 07 Nov 2013

Worsening human rights situation in Sudan remains a source of regional concern. Attention was drawn to this saddening trend again when the Centre for Human Rights hosted a team of visitors from Sudan on 31 October 2013.

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Conference hosted by Centre for Human Rights highlights challenges regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 07 Nov 2013

Speaking on the first day of a two-day conference on the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo posed the question as to why this treaty has had so little traction in African countries.

McClain-Nhlapo, who previously served on the South African Human Rights Commission and currently works with USAid, noted that despite wide ratification of the CRPD in Africa, persons with disabilities remain among the most socio-economically excluded and deprived persons on this continent.

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First Southern African Disability Rights Moot Court Competition
Yolandi Meyer
Posted on 07 Nov 2013

On 4 and 6 November 2013 the first Southern African Disability Rights Moot Court Competition was held as part of a Centre for Human Rights conference on the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.

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Towards an Investment Regime for South Africa: Trade & Investment Law Seminar Series (TILSS)
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 24 Oct 2013

The International Development Law Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a seminar series titled “Trade & Investment Law Seminar Series (TILSS)”

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Invitation: International conference on the Rights of Women in Africa
Karen Stefiszyn
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

The Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites you to an international conference to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

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TuksLaw walks away from Kovsie First Year Moot Court Competition with lock, stock and gavel
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

The four TuksLaw teams representing the University of Pretoria at the Kovsie First Year Moot Court Competition again walked away with the laurels over the past weekend.

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Free online with point-in-time South African legislation
Shirley Gilmore
Posted on 14 Oct 2013

The Oliver R Tambo Law Library, in partnership with SAFLII (South African Legal Information Institute) and the Constitutional Court Trust, have undertaken a project to consolidate the South African legislation (the Acts from Parliament) and to supply this information free to the public.

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Law House rules!
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 10 Oct 2013

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that last night Law House received the Faculty House of the Year Award, and to crown it all, another five awards.

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TuksLaw shines again at international moot court competition
Lourens Grové
Posted on 02 Oct 2013

After winning the African Regional rounds in Kenya earlier this year, the TuksLaw moot court team represented the University, South Africa and Africa in the World Championships of the 22nd Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, held in Beijing, China late in September 2013.

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Invitation: Trade & Investment Law Seminar Series (TILSS)
Femi Soyeju
Posted on 02 Oct 2013

The International Development Law Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a seminar series titled “Trade & Investment Law Seminar Series (TILSS)”

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Irish Aid Gender Mainstreaming Training held at UP
Yvonne Oyieke
Posted on 01 Oct 2013

The Gender Unit with funding from the Irish Aid hosted gender mainstreaming training from 16 - 20 September 2013 at the University of Pretoria. This training targets government officials, Irish Aid NGO partners and university staff and is designed to expose a key group of participants to the theory and practice of gender mainstreaming.

This year’s participants ranged from representatives of the Philippines, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Also included were participants from various NGOs in Zimbabwe and South Africa as well as representatives from the Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities and the University of Pretoria.

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Pretoria Principles on ending mass atrocities pursuant to Article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union
Dan Kuwali
Posted on 19 Sep 2013

On 6 and 7 December 2012, at a conference convened by the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, a group of interdisciplinary academics, policymakers and practitioners in the areas of international peace and security with a special focus on Africa, considered and affirmed the Pretoria Principles on ending mass atrocities pursuant to Article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union, set out below.

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There is a case to be made for the operation of a Lunar Station
Moot Society/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 19 Sep 2013

TuksLaw’s Manfred Lachs Space Moot Court Competition Team will be departing for China, Beijing on the weekend to participate in the International Rounds of this Competition.

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Invitation: Academic conference on disability rights in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

The Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria is hosting an academic conference on disability rights in Africa on the theme ‘Overcoming obstacles: towards the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Africa'.

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TuksLaw shines again in African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Reabetswe Mampane/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 11 Sep 2013

The Faculty is proud to announce that the TuksLaw team that represented the University of Pretoria at the 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Cape Town was placed second amongst the South African Universities and sixth overall out of 54 teams.

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Respondent team emerges as winners of the 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Josua Loots
Posted on 09 Sep 2013

After competing vigorously in the preliminary rounds, the 54 teams participating in the 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition were cut down to the six teams competing in the final for the first prize.

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Finalists announced: 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 05 Sep 2013

On 3 and 4 September 2013, the preliminary rounds of the 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court competition were held at the Great Hall, University of the Western Cape. During these rounds, faculty representatives act as judges where participants have to battle a hypothetical human rights court case before the bench.

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Law academics and aspiring lawyers from the African continent convene for 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Ahmed Sayaad
Posted on 04 Sep 2013

The 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, coordinated and organised by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, and hosted by the University of the Western Cape marks not only the 22nd year of this competition, but also the twentieth year since the creation and implementation of South Africa’s interim constitution.

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Workshop on state reporting under the African Women's Rights Protocol
Karen Stefiszyn
Posted on 02 Sep 2013

The Gender Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria organised a 3-day workshop from 21 - 23 August in Dakar, Senegal on state reporting on the African Women's Rights Protocol in collaboration with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa, Commissioner Soyata Maiga.

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Invitation to our Annual Postgraduate Open Day - 14 September 2013
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 Aug 2013

Do you want to further your career and be at the cutting edge of your field of expertise?

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#FacFest - It is up to us to...
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 01 Aug 2013

Staff and students are looking forward to the festivities of the annual Faculty Festival on 15 August.

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Mandela Day: TuksLaw makes an imprint on the community
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 28 Jul 2013

Three out of five young South Africans claimed to have taken part in Mandela Day activities, a survey revealed on 26 July 2013.*

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Professor Hansungule to head SADC-LA Election Observer Mission to Zimbabwe
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 26 Jul 2013

Prof Michelo Hansungule, Professor of human rights law at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria has been tasked to head an Election Observer Mission to Zimbabwe during the end of July. The Mission will be dispatched by the Southern Africa Development Community-Lawyers’ Association (SADC-LA), currently running a programme on Governance and Democracy in the SADC region.

The objective of the programme is to contribute towards democratic electoral processes in the SADC region. The organisation has been accredited by the Zimbabwe Elections Commission on the 1st of July 2013 and will deploy 25 lawyers to observer the harmonised elections to be held on the 31st of July 2013.

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The Faculty of Law mourns the death of a legal giant
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 25 Jul 2013

The University of Pretoria and its Faculty of Law mourns the passing of former Chief Justice Pius Langa on 24 July 2013.

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Call for Applications: LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 23 Jul 2013

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique programme to which 30 individuals from African countries are admitted. During an intensive one-year course, they are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and gain invaluable practical exposure. It is the only course of its kind in Africa.

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Faculty mourns tragic death of final year LLB student
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 18 Jul 2013

The Faculty of Law mourns the tragic death of one of our final year law students, Jakkie (Jacobus) Stander, on 16 July 2013 following a car accident on 6 July.

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Multi-pronged response required to curb Xenophobia in South Africa
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 07 Jun 2013

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, expresses its concern over the most recent upsurge in xenophobic violence across South Africa. This comes in the wake of reports on the attacks on, and killings of, Somalian nationals in Diepsloot, Gauteng, and outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

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Light-footed Law Librarian conquers Comrades
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 06 Jun 2013

Audrey Lenoge, an Information Specialist in the OR Tambo Law Library at the Faculty of Law is the proud holder of a bronze Comrades medal after she completed the race on Sunday, 2 June 2013. Audrey says that she was on the road from 05:30 until 17:20.

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Call for Abstracts: Conference on Rights of Women in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 04 Jun 2013

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa: Exploring possibilities for promoting women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

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LLM/MPhil students launch HIV information tool in Hammanskraal
Nora Ho Tu Nam
Posted on 04 Jun 2013

The Centre for the Study of AIDS (CSA) in collaboration with the University of Pretoria runs a para-legal advice bureau for people living with HIV/AIDS in Hammanskraal. The bureau is called The Place and it offers HIV related information along with structural assistance to Thulani Mvula, a community-based HIV activist and support group coordinator.

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LLM/MPhil Photography Competition: Human Rights & Democracy through Photography
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

Students of the LLM/MPhil Programme took part in a photography competition to promote the ideals of human rights and democratisation through still pictures.

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique programme to which 30 individuals from African countries are admitted. The programme is presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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Call for Abstracts: Conference on Disability Rights in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 31 May 2013

The Centre for Human Rights invites abstracts for a conference on disability rights with a focus on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the African region.

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Presentation on EU perspectives on human rights and foreign policy
Magnus Killander
Posted on 30 May 2013

In a presentation at the Centre for Human Rights, the European Union (EU) Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, who is in South Africa for the first EU/SA human rights dialogue, highlighted key issues in the EU's foreign policy.

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Africa Day: A call for a more supranational AU (to better protect human rights on the continent)
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 24 May 2013

The celebration of Africa Day this year marks 50 years since the elusive quest for African unity formally started on 25 May 1963, the day on which the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was inaugurated. Despite the acceleration of integration that came with the transformation of the OAU into the African Union (AU), the AU remains poised between two contradictory imperatives: the strengthening of continental institutions and reinforcing national sovereignty.

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Invitation: Presentation on EU perspectives on human rights and foreign policy
Magnus Killander
Posted on 23 May 2013

The Centre for Human Rights and the European Union Delegation to South Africa cordially invites you to a presentation on EU perspectives on human rights and foreign policy by Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights.

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Open Day - Prospective TuksLaw students welcomed with open arms
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 19 May 2013

During its Annual Open Day on Saturday, 18 May 2013, the University of Pretoria was host to thousands of learners.

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“Keep Eritrea under close scrutiny,” new UN Special Rapporteur urges international community
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Posted on 17 May 2013

UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, is a doctoral candidate at the International Development Law Unit, based at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. She called on the international community to keep Eritrea under close scrutiny until meaningful change is evident in the country.

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Centre for Human Rights course targets African judges as Optional Protocol comes into force
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 14 May 2013

Judges from five African countries (Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) joined participants from 20 other African countries for a course on socio-economic rights, presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria from 6 to 10 May 2013.

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TuksLaw Mooters to represent Africa in International Space Law Moot Court Competition
Lourens Grové
Posted on 14 May 2013

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that our TuksLaw team was victorious in the African Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition held in Nairobi, Kenya over the past week.

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Justice Zak Yacoob inspires academic achievers in the Faculty of Law
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 09 May 2013

At the beginning of April the top 2012 academic achievers in the Faculty of Law at the 2013 Annual Recognition of Achievement Function had the privilege of being inspired by former Justice of the Constitutional Court, Zak Yacoob.

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Prof Pieter Carstens inspires pre-final year achievers on the Dean's Merit List in the Faculty of Law
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 09 May 2013

On the evening of 3 May 2013 the Faculty of Law honoured its 2012 pre-final year achievers on the Dean's Merit List.

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Congratulations to our 2012 graduates
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 09 May 2013

Proud graduates and their loved ones gathered on 18 April for the long awaited Autumn Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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Tuks representatives shine at G20 Youth Forum in Russia
Elzet Hurter/Martie Bradley
Posted on 08 May 2013

The G20 Youth Forum was the largest international event organised for young leaders in 2013, and over 1 500 young leaders, students and academics, representatives from the business world and governments participated in it.* Six students from the University of Pretoria had been selected as representatives of the South African youth contingent to attend the Forum in Saint Petersburg from 17 to 21 April 2013.

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Prof Ann Skelton incumbent of UNESCO Chair in Education Law in Africa
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 07 May 2013

The Director of the Centre for Child Law, Prof Ann Skelton, has been appointed by the University Council as the incumbent of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Chair in Education Law in Africa.

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Invitation to the 11th lecture in the University of Pretoria Expert Lecture Series by Prof Frans Viljoen
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 03 May 2013

Invitation to a Expert Lecture on 'Human rights in a time of homophobia: An argument for equal legal protection of "sexual minorities" in Africa' by Prof Frans Viljoen, Director of the Centre for Human Rights.

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Public opinion needs nudge in direction of law on gay rights
Michael Dafel
Posted on 25 Apr 2013

Opinion piece by Michael Dafel, an alumnus of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, on the the divide between public opinion and our constitutional values regarding gay rights in South Africa.

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Call for Papers: Constitution-making in Africa - 6 September 2013 (UWC)
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 19 Apr 2013

The Multi-Level Government Initiative and the Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre (University of the Western Cape), together with the South African Research Chair on Multi-Level Government, Law & Policy are pleased to announce a conference on “Constitution-making in Africa”.

The Conference is organised as part of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Faculty of Law (University of the Western Cape) and the Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) from 2 to 7 September 2013.

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Invitation to a lecture and discussion on ‘Lethal autonomous robotics: Coming to a theatre near you?’ by Christof Heyns
Faculty of Law
Posted on 18 Apr 2013

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a lecture and discussion on ‘Lethal autonomous robotics: Coming to a theatre near you?’ by Christof Heyns, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and Professor of Human Rights Law, UP.

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Sexuality and human rights in Africa: contestation, resistance and opportunity: Q and A with Professor Sylvia Tamale
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 18 Apr 2013

This is an invitation to attend what should be a fascinating and invigorating discussion with a leading thinker on sexualities and rights in Africa. It forms part of an ongoing series of seminars on sexuality and gender, hosted by the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Centre for the Study of AIDS, the Centre for Human Rights, the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology and the Department of Philosophy Departments here at the University of Pretoria.

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Centre for Human Rights Director speaks on panel on African Court during Commission's 53rd session
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 16 Apr 2013

The African Court Coalition organized a one hour discussion as a side event during the 53rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) with the theme; ‘Reflecting on the Current Developments at the African Court for Better Access to Justice in the Continent’.

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TuksLaw mooters represent South Africa at the international rounds of the 54th Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition in Washington DC
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 Apr 2013

The University of Pretoria participated in this year's annual Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition's international rounds hosted in Washington DC after earning this right in a tough knock-out national round against South African law schools earlier this year.

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Interview with a visiting Professor - Sebastiaan Roes
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 09 Apr 2013

Sebastiaan Roes is a professor at the Centrum voor Notarieel Recht of the Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studied medieval history and notarial law. In 2006, he defended his PhD thesis, which dealt with the history of the Dutch law regarding the surviving spouse until 1809. During the summer of 2012, Prof Sebastiaan Roes was a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria and mastered Afrikaans in a few days. We have asked him a few questions...

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Scholars at Risk: Academic Freedom Monitoring Workshop
Ahmed Sayaad
Posted on 08 Apr 2013

The Scholars At Risk (SAR)’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Workshop was hosted by the Centre for Human Rights from 2-6 April 2013 and was attended by SAR staff, SAR’s monitoring partners and staff of the Centre. Participants were welcomed by the Dean of Faculty of Law, Prof André Boraine and the Director of the Center for Human Rights, Prof Frans Viljoen.

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Short course on Police Oversight and Accountability in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 05 Apr 2013

Given the relative nascence of police oversight and accountability as an area of both academic and professional endeavour, the issue has, despite its obvious and critical importance, a limited
profile in Africa.

There are few people that actively operate in the field, and who can boast a complete set of skills, particularly in the area of police oversight.

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR), in partnership with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), has introduced a
short course on Police Oversight and Accountability in Africa.

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Registration Open: World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 05 Apr 2013

Every university in the world is invited to present a team of two students – preferably one woman and one man – to the 5th World Human Rights Moot Court Competition which will be held in Pretoria from 8 to 10 December 2013. The universities first have to submit memorials on the basis the hypothetical case. The first selection of Universities will be on the basis of written memorials.

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In Memoriam - Louise du Plessis
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 18 Mar 2013

The Faculty of Law mourns the death of Louise du Plessis (04 April 1960 - 11 March 2013) who was an administrator in the Department of Mercantile Law at the time of her death.

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Pretoria Student Law Review (2011) 5
Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Posted on 14 Mar 2013

The latest edition of the Pretoria Student Law Review (2011) 5 is now available to download. The PSLR is published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP).

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Invitation to a talk on 'State of emergency in Egypt and the constitutional transformation'
Magnus Killander
Posted on 12 Mar 2013

The Centre for Human Rights invites everyone interested to a talk on the 'State of emergency in Egypt and the constitutional transformation' by Dr Islam Chiha.

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Course challenges negative attitudes towards sexual minorities in Africa
Kweku Antwi / Norman Taku
Posted on 05 Mar 2013

The quest to challenge the negative attitudes in society and unwind repressive state machinery towards sexual minorities in Africa has been embraced by many individuals and organisations across Africa and in other parts of the world. This was evidenced by the selection of participants who attended the annual short course on sexual minorities, presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria from 11 to 15 February 2013.

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A First for Africa: The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights adopts a Model Law on Access to Information for Africa
Pansy Tlakula
Posted on 01 Mar 2013

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) adopted the ‘Model Law on Access to Information for Africa’ during its recently concluded Extra-Ordinary Session in Banjul, The Gambia.

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Centre alumni deliver messages of hope to LGBTI community
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 26 Feb 2013

Six recent graduates of the LLM (Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa) programme participated in the It Gets Better South Africa campaign. It Gets Better South Africa forms part of the global It Gets Better Project where online videos are used to share unique messages of hope and solidarity with LGBT youth. Since its first video, the It Gets Better Project has inspired more than 50 000 user-created videos that have been viewed more than 50 million times.

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Debate on drug control and the realisation of the right to health
Jegede Ademola & Solomon Cobbinah
Posted on 22 Feb 2013

It was a gentle clash of ideas at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, when two distinguished personalities, Mr Stephen Lewis, codirector of AIDS-Free World, and Mr Mandiaye Niang, Regional Representative for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Southern Africa (UNODC), presented brilliant arguments for and against an interesting topic: 'Is the strict control of drugs essential to the realisation of the right to health?' before a diverse audience drawn from various African states.

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Debate: Is Strict Drug Control Essential to Realise the Right to Health?
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 18 Feb 2013

You are cordially invited to attend a debate on drug control and the right to health.

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Stakeholders meeting on Decriminalisation of Laws Limiting Freedom of Expression in Malawi
Ololade Shyllon
Posted on 15 Feb 2013

On 6 February 2013, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Pansy Tlakula, in collaboration with Media Institute of South Africa Malawi (MISA-Malawi), World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Centre for Human Rights, organised a stakeholders meeting on the decriminalisation of laws limiting Freedom of Expression, in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Positions available in the Faculty of Law
Erika de Wet
Posted on 13 Feb 2013

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa is offering four full-time doctoral positions and one post-doctoral postion in the field of public international law.


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Advocate Pansy Tlakula welcomes new human rights students
AY Sayaad
Posted on 12 Feb 2013

Advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Chairperson of the South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), who is also the African Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, recently addressed aspiring human rights students from across the African continent.

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TuksLaw reigns supreme again
Petronell Kruger
Posted on 12 Feb 2013

During the second week of February 2013, TuksLaw seized the right to represent South Africa in the international rounds of the prestigious Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC.

The annual South African national qualifying rounds of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition were held in Port Elizabeth on 7 and 8 February 2013.

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Centre for Human Rights students and others give hope to gay and lesbian youth
Andrew Barry
Posted on 06 Feb 2013

A diverse group of high-profile individuals have teamed up with students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria to create It Gets Better South Africa. The collection of videos discourages homophobic bullying and promotes the Triangle Project Helpline, a service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

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Opinion Piece: Gender bias rife in appointment of justices
Karen Stefiszyn
Posted on 31 Jan 2013

Since the shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the Constitutional Court vacancy was made public there has been much concern voiced regarding the absence of women from the list.

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Presentation by US Ambassador Stephen Rapp on 'Achieving justice for the victims of mass atrocities'
Magnus Killander
Posted on 28 Jan 2013

The Centre for Human Rights invites you to a presentation on 'Achieving justice for the victims of mass atrocities' by Mr Stephen Rapp, US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice.

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LLM in Corporate Law again best in Africa and Top 200 in the world
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 18 Jan 2013

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that its LLM in Corporate Law again has been ranked the best in the Africa Geographical Zone and in the Top 200 Best Masters in Business and Commercial Law in the world.

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Invitation: Opening Ceremony - LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 18 Jan 2013

The Centre for Human Rights invites you to the Opening Ceremony of the Class of 2013 enrolled in the LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) programme

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Students graduate with Master of Laws degrees in human rights
Martin Nsibirwa
Posted on 13 Dec 2012

The University of Pretoria held a graduation ceremony on International Human Rights Day (10 December 2012). The graduation ceremony was the culmination of a week of events organised by the Centre for Human Rights which included a conference on ending mass atrocities in Africa, the fourth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition as well as celebrating the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ award to the Centre for Human Rights.

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World Human Rights Moot Court promotes global collaboration and exchange
Armand Tanoh
Posted on 12 Dec 2012

The fourth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held from 7 to 10 December at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The objective of the World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is to promote cooperation and collaboration between law faculties from around the world, while also facilitating exchanges between universities from various backgrounds and legal systems.

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International conference focuses on ending mass atrocities in Africa
Dan Kuwali
Posted on 12 Dec 2012

The Centre for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, convened an international conference from 6 to 7 December 2012, under the overarching theme, Article 4(h) @ 10: How to End Mass Atrocities in Africa.

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Fourth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition held at UP
Wesley Timm
Posted on 10 Dec 2012

On 7 December 2012 the fourth World Moot Court Competition began with an exciting and eventful opening ceremony, in which participants expressed their diversity by dressing in their respective countries’ traditional costumes. Sixteen teams from the five UN regions were invited to attend the competition.

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Staff excels
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 10 Dec 2012

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce the recent achievements of its staff.

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TuksLaw graduates appointed as clerks in highest courts
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 07 Dec 2012

The Faculty is proud to announce that three of its graduates have been appointed as clerks at the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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TuksLaw student recipient of prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 07 Dec 2012

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that final year LLB student, Khomotso Moshikaro, has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes South Africa-at-Large Scholarship. This scholarship will enable him to read for an MSc in Law and Finance, and later a Bachelor of Civil Law, at Oxford University for a period of two years, which will commence in October 2013.

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Latest Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) publication
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 07 Dec 2012

PULP's latest publication is by AJ van der Walt and is titled 'Property and Constitution'. Property and Constitution embodies an effort to work out how to give practical effect to the constitutional obligation to interpret legislation and develop the common law so as ‘to promote the spirit, purport and objects of the Constitution’, particularly in the area of Property Law.

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Call for Applications for the Global Economic Governance Capacity Building Workshop for Government Officials and Researchers
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 06 Dec 2012

The International Development Law Unit, Centre for Human Rights, a key advocacy organisation for human rights in Africa, together with the South African Institute for International Affairs, leading foreign policy research institute on the African continent, invite government officials to apply for a capacity building workshop on: Global Economic Governance: A Focus on African Countries.

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Deputy Judge President of the North Gauteng High Court, Judge Willem van der Merwe, receives Laureate Award
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 05 Dec 2012

Judge Willem van der Merwe was among the six University alumni to be presented with Laureate Awards during November 2012. The Laureate Award is the highest award that alumni or friends of the University can receive from fellow alumni.

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Ann Skelton is the Faculty's "fair lady"
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 05 Dec 2012

Prof Anne Skelton, Director of the Centre for Child Law at the Faculty of Law, is featured under "People we admire" in the December 2012 issue of the Fairlady magazine.

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International Conference on How to End Mass Atrocities in Africa
Dan Kuwali
Posted on 05 Dec 2012

The Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, will convene an international conference, 6-7 December 2012, under the over–arching theme: ‘Article 4(h) @ 10: How to End Mass Atrocities in Africa.’

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In Memoriam: former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 03 Dec 2012

The Faculty of Law is saddened by the death of former Chief Justice Chaskalson and conveys its condolences to his family.

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Faculty of Law celebrates year-end
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 26 Nov 2012

On Friday, 23 November, the staff members of the Faculty of Law celebrated their 2012 achievements "under African skies" at the HPC Athlectics Clubhouse.

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Visual Journal of the 21st African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 22 Nov 2012

This visual journal of the 21st African Human Rights Moot Court competition, which was held in Maputo, Mozambique was illustrated by the comic artist Daniël du Plessis.

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Invitation to Centre for Human Rights' LLM Graduation ceremony
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 21 Nov 2012

You are cordially invited to attend the Graduation Ceremony of the 2012 class of the LLM (Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa) programme on International Human Rights Day (10 December).


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Disability Rights Scholarship Program
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 14 Nov 2012

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides year-long LLM awards to disability rights advocates and lawyers so they can develop the expertise to pursue new legislation, jurisprudence, impact litigation, and scholarship.

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Documentary by LLM students on youth empowerment in South Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 13 Nov 2012

Some of the Centre for Human Rights' students participated in the Documentary Clinic as part of their studies towards the LLM (Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa) programme.

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Latest edition of De Jure now availble online
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 13 Nov 2012

The latest edition of De Jure (45 Volume 1 2012) is now availlable on the De Jure Open Access website. De Jure is published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP).

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Conference: How to End Mass Atrocities in Africa?
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 08 Nov 2012

The Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria will host a Conference from 6-7 December 2012 in Pretoria, to provide an opportunity for academics, judges, practitioners, policy makers, military personnel, government officials and other commentators to consider legal, procedural and practical challenges in the implementation of Article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union.

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Righting Wrongs: Newsletter of the Centre for Human Rights' Alumni Association
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 05 Nov 2012

'Righting Wrongs' - The LLM in Human Rights & Democartisation in Africa Alumni Association Newsletter Issue No 5 - November 2012.

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Invitation to a Prestige Lecture titled "Water Governance and Human Rights: Perspectives from Africa"
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 01 Nov 2012

The Faculty of Law’s next Prestige Lecture Series will be held on Friday, 9 November. Ali Mazrui, Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, is the keynote speaker of this event.

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Law Clinic Innovator and Educator of the Year
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 01 Nov 2012

On 18 October 2012 the Director of the Law Clinic, Franciscus Haupt, and two attorneys from the Clinic, Frikkie Grobler and Lourens Grové, received a "Hallmark of Excellence in Teaching" award from the Department of Education and Innovation, University of Pretoria.

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Judge of the International Court of Justice cites book by LLM alumni
Magnus Killander
Posted on 31 Oct 2012

In a recent judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade in a separate opinion cited the Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa published by Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) in 2011.

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Invitation to a seminar on Argentina's state policy on human rights: building a bridge between the future and the past
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 24 Oct 2012

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, the Ambassador of Argentina, HE Mr Carlos Sersale Di Cerisano and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights, Ms Yasmin Sooka, cordially invite you to the abovementioned seminar on 1 November 2012.

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Centre for Human Rights’ doctoral candidate appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 23 Oct 2012

The Centre for Human Rights is pleased to announce that Ms Sheila B. Keetharuth was appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.

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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights adopts first General Comment, clarifying article 14(1)(d) and (e) of the African Women’s Protocol
Karen Stefiszyn
Posted on 19 Oct 2012

During its 52nd Session in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) adopted a general comment on article 14(1)(d) and (e) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (African Women’s Protocol, also known as the Maputo Protocol) which provides for women’s human rights in the context of the HIV pandemic.

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TuksLaw seizes double gold in National Moot Court Competition
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 16 Oct 2012

On 4 and 5 October 2012, two English and two Afrikaans teams, consisting of two members each, from the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria competed in the Annual University of the Free State First Year Moot Court Competition in Bloemfontein. The competition is based on the legal principles of family law and is open to students in their first year of BA Law, BCom Law or LLB studies.

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African Human Rights Moot Court Competition held for the 21st time
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 11 Oct 2012

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, now for 21 years a very prominent feature on the calendar for African law faculties, recently celebrated its coming of age. The 21st African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held from 1 to 6 October in Maputo, Mozambique. The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane co-hosted this important human rights competition with the Centre for Human Rights from the University of Pretoria.

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University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights wins 2012 African Union Human Rights Prize
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 10 Oct 2012

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the oldest human rights body of the African Union, awarded its first ever NGO Prize for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights to the Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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Invitation to a guided tour of the Christo Coetzee Collection
Christof Heyns
Posted on 25 Sep 2012

On Thursday, 27 September 2012, at 16:00 Gerard de Kamper, Chief Curator Collections of UP Arts, will conduct a guided tour of the Christo Coetzee Collection in the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (in the double-story house east of the Faculty of Law).

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With regret
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 18 Sep 2012

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the death of one of its students, Elvira Botter (final year LLB).

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Postgraduate studies give you the edge
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

The Annual Postgraduate Open Day of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria took place on Saturday, 15 September 2012.

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Latest Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) publication
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 06 Sep 2012

The latest publication by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) is 'Politicracy: An assessment of the coercive logic of the territorial state and ideas around a response to it' by Prof Koos Malan.

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Constitutional Court Justice Bess Nkabinde inspires law students at the University of Pretoria
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 Aug 2012

The University of Pretoria was honoured by the presence of Constitutional Court Justice Bess Nkabinde during the afternoon of 29 August 2012.

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Prof Christof Heyns back from "rehab"
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 29 Aug 2012

Christof Heyns, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, recently returned from an eight month sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School.

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Faculty lets its hair down
Cara Furniss
Posted on 20 Aug 2012

On 16 August the Faculty of Law let its hair down for the 6th Annual TuksLaw Faculty Festival.


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Centre For Human Rights calls for immediate independent inquiry into killings by Police
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 17 Aug 2012

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, expresses its deep concern and dismay about the killing by members of the South African Police Force of demonstrators on 16 August 2012. Available evidence gives rise to serious questions about the appropriateness and proportionality of the Police response.

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'Fireside chat' with Mrs Mary Robinson
Norman Taku - Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 08 Aug 2012

The Centre for Human Rights feels both honoured and delighted to have been afforded the opportunity to host Mrs Robinson for a memorable “fireside chat” in the Sanctuary Room, overlooking the Eternal Flame at Freedom Park in Pretoria, on 7 August 2012.

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Equality Court affirms lesbian couple’s rights
Prof Frans Viljoen (Centre for Human Rights)
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

The Alberton Magistrates’ Court on Monday 30 July 2012 made an order vindicating the rights of two lesbian women who had lodged a complaint that they were not allowed to publicly celebrate their civil union at Sha-Mani, a privately-owned functions venue and conference centre in Alberton.

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Centre for Human Rights alumna and LGBTI rights defender appointed as Kenyan Judge
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 25 Jul 2012

A prominent human rights activist and LGBTI rights defender, Monica Mbaru, has been appointed as a Judge of the Industrial Court in Kenya and will serve in the Judiciary.

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Judge Louis Harms elected as Honorary Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 24 Jul 2012

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Judge Louis Harms, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Private Law and the incumbent of the Adams and Adams chair in Intellectual Property Law, was elected as an Honorary Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple.

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Accountability and responsibility of international financial institutions
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 26 Jun 2012

A panel discussion on accountability and responsibility of international financial institutions was held on 20 June 2012 at the Centre for Human Rights.

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Latest PULP publication on Intellectual Property in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 19 Jun 2012

The latest publication from the Pretoria University law Press is the Adams & Adams Practical Guide to
Intellectual Property in Africa. Download your free copy now!

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Working group convened to discuss Article 14 of the ACHPR Protocol on the Rights of Women
Centre for Human Rights (Gender Unit)
Posted on 14 Jun 2012

The Centre for Human Rights, with support from the Solidarity for Women's Rights Network, recently constituted a working group of experts, drawn from various organisations dealing with HIV/AIDS and related matters, at the University of Pretoria.

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AfricLaw.com: Restrictions on the operation of civil society organizations in Africa violate freedom of association
Esete B Faris
Posted on 13 Jun 2012

The role of civil society cannot be underestimated in Africa. Despite the fact that several governments are suppressive, there is widespread circulation of information on human rights abuses and successes. This is attributable to the immense role that civil society plays. Without a civil society in Africa, the world would not hastily recognise the shortcomings of African leaders’ regimes.

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Latest post on AfricLaw.com: Female genital mutilation in South Africa
Barbara Kitui
Posted on 08 Jun 2012

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is one of the cultural practises embedded amongst the Venda community of the north-east of South Africa.

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Child Law advocate receives World's Children's Honorary Award
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 24 May 2012

On Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 50 children from 15 countries paid tribute to the heroes of millions of children during an award ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden. Prof Ann Skelton (South Africa), Anna Mollel (Tanzania) and Sakena Yacoobi (Afghanistan) received their awards from the children and HM Queen Silvia of Sweden.

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Open Day 2012
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 19 May 2012

The Faculty of Law proudly participated in the Annual Open Day of the University of Pretoria which took place on Saturday, 19 May 2012.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presents the Helen Kanzira Memorial Lecture
the Centre for Human Rights/die Sentrum vir Menseregte
Posted on 16 May 2012

On Tuesday, 15 May 2012, Ms Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, presented the Annual Helen Kanzira Memorial Lecture at the University of Pretoria.

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AfricLaw.com blog provides a platform for those interested in the rule and role of law in Africa
Kenneth Sithebe
Posted on 10 May 2012

Members of the University community with an interest in African affairs are invited to participate in the AfricLaw blog, recently launched as a joint venture by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law.

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Lecture on the UK Human Rights Act by Sir Nigel Rodley
Magnus Killander
Posted on 08 May 2012

On Wednesday 2 May, Sir Nigel Rodley, Professor at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, presented a public lecture on the UK Human Rights Act.

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Invitation: The annual Helen Kanzira Memorial lecture to be presented by Ms Navi Pillay
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 24 Apr 2012

The annual Helen Kanzira Memorial lecture on women’s reproductive health rights will be presented by Ms Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Centre for Human Rights submits complaint against Angola to the African Commission, requesting for Provisional Measures to protect David Mendes
Adem Kassie Abebe
Posted on 23 Apr 2012

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, has followed with great concern the events that have been unfolding in the Republic of Angola, particularly since David Mendes declared that his political party (Partido Popular) will run against the party of the incumbent President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in the upcoming national elections to be held sometime in 2012.

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Autumn Graduation - Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 20 Apr 2012

On Wednesday, 11 April 2012, a proud Faculty of Law conferred degrees upon its former students during the Autumn Graduation Ceremony.

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Does Jim Yong Kim Signal World Bank Changes?
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 19 Apr 2012

Roundup of four global experts' views, including that of Danny Bradlow, SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, on the selection of the new President of the World Bank.

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Invitation to a Prestige Lecture by Sir Nigel Rodley on Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 13 Apr 2012

Sir Nigel Rodley, Professor of Law, Chair of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and a previous United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture:

'Enforcing International Human Rights Treaty Obligations in Domestic Courts: The UK's Experience with the Human Rights Act'.

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National Schools Moot Court Competition to take place at UP
Cherryl Botteril
Posted on 12 Apr 2012

The University of Pretoria (UP) will host the National Oral Rounds of the 2nd National Schools Moot Court Competition from 27 to 29 April 2012. The presiding judges in the final round in Johannesburg will be eminent South African jurists and judges.

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Centre congratulates Prof John Dugard on Presidential recognition of his contributions to law and human rights in SA
Ryan Kilpatrick
Posted on 04 Apr 2012

Professor Christopher John Robert Dugard, Extraordinary Professor of Law in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, will receive one of South Africa’s highest civilian honours, the Order of the Baobab: Gold, in a ceremony conducted by President Jacob Zuma on Freedom Day, 27 April 2012.

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Launch: AfricLaw.com Blog on the rule and role of law in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 03 Apr 2012

AfricLaw, launched in April 2012, is a blog which provides a platform for discussion for those interested in the rule and role of law in Africa.

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TuksLaw team wins three out of four rounds at the 2012 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 02 Apr 2012

TuksLaw won three of the four preliminary rounds against universities from India, Turkey and the Dominican Republic, but lost against a Belgian university.

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Fourth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Centre for Human Rights/Sentrum vir Menseregte
Posted on 26 Mar 2012

The fourth World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, from 8 to 10 December 2012.

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PULP launches the World Bank 'Rule of Law in Africa' series
Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Posted on 23 Mar 2012

In 2010, the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, received funding from the World Bank to cover the costs of the IDF Grant TF 090558: Enhancing Access to Legal Information – a grant between the World Bank and the Faculty of Law. The core activity under this project was the production by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) of a series of books on comparative African law, entitled the ‘Rule of Law in Africa’ series.

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Julius Osega lecture (CANCELLED) and PULP/World Bank series book launch
Centre for Human Rights/Sentrum vir Menseregte
Posted on 12 Mar 2012

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Julius Osega Memorial Lecture (to be presented by Sir Dawda Jawara) has been cancelled. The PULP/World Bank Launch of the 'Rule of Law in Africa' series will still be held.

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2012 LLM student Satang Nabanech wins prize
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 08 Mar 2012

Satang Nabanech, a 2012 LLM student (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa), recently won a prize for her paper in AAWORD's essay competition.

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2012 Rag Queen crowning - TuksLaw student Student Leanda Els Second Princess
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 03 Mar 2012

On Thursday, 23 February 2012, the Tuks Rag Queen and her Princesses were crowned.

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Centre LLM Alumnus Steve Odero Ouma passes away
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 24 Feb 2012

It is with great sadness that the Centre for Human Rights learnt of the death of Steve Odero Ouma. Steve was a member of the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) class of 2005. He passed away on 23 February, after having been admitted to hospital. The autopsy revealed that Steve had advanced gastrointestinal cancer and neither surgery or chemotherapy would have saved his life.

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Centre calls on ECOWAS Court to suspend Presidential Election and end human rights violations in Senegal
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 22 Feb 2012

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, has followed with great concern the events that have been taking place in the Republic of Senegal since the decision of the Constitutional Council, on 27 January 2012, to allow the incumbent, President Abdoulaye Wade, to run for a third term.

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HR Resource Centre launched at the Oliver Tambo Law Library, UP
Regional Office for Southern Africa of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights/Streekkantoor vir Suider-Afrika van die VN se Hoë Kommissaris vir Menseregte
Posted on 17 Feb 2012

On 10 February, the Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a Human Rights Resource Centre at the Oliver Tambo Law Library at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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Final year LLB students: Supervised Internship at the Centre for Human Rights
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 13 Feb 2012

Final year LLB students are allowed to register for the module Supervised Internships 420 (SIS 420) as one of the three required electives in the final year of study. These students are invited to select the Centre for Human Rights as the institution at which they undertake this internship-module of 120 hours.

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Advocate Thuli Madonsela calls on law students to strengthen democracy in Africa
Ryan Kilpatrick
Posted on 13 Feb 2012

South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, addressed aspiring human rights lawyers from across the continent at the opening ceremony of the Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, a programme of the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

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TuksLaw team seizes National Round of the 53rd Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 05 Feb 2012

The TuksLaw team walked away with the laurels at the National Rounds of the White & Case Philip C. Jessup Cup which was hosted by Wits University from 2 to 4 February 2012.

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Another huge achievement for the Centre for Child Law
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 26 Jan 2012

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that Prof Ann Skelton, Director of the Centre for Child Law, is a 2012 Laureate Nominee for The World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child.

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African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance to enter into force 15 February 2012
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 24 Jan 2012

With the deposit of the fifteenth instrument of ratification by Cameroun on 15 January 2012, the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (Democracy Charter)is set to enter into force on 15 February 2012, 30 days after the deposit of the last instrument of ratification. The Democracy Charter was adopted by the African Union on 30 January 2007, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Call for Papers: Conference on International Law in Africa
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 19 Jan 2012

The quest for human security, peace and development: Challenges and Responses.

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Adv Thuli Madonsela (Public Protector) to deliver keynote address at LLM opening
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 18 Jan 2012

You are cordially invited to the opening ceremony, welcoming the 2012 class of the LLM (Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa) programme.

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Financial Times report on innovative law schools
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 13 Dec 2011

The Financial Times recently reported on developments in global legal education, including developments at the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

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Third World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 8 to 9 December 2011
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

On 8 and 9 December 2011, the Third World Human Rights Moot Court Competition was hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law, with the support of the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA).

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ATKV/SA Akademieprys toegeken aan prof. Steve Cornelius
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

Prof Steve Cornelius is aangewys as 'n wenner in die kategorie Geesteswetenskappe van die ATKV/SA Akademieprys vir beste artikels wat in 2008 verskyn het.

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Latest NRF-ratings for three staff members make Faculty proud
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

Professors Johan van der Vyver and Danny Bradlow and Dr Magnus Killander, from the Faculty of Law recently received their new NRF ratings.

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Invitation to the 3rd World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Cherryl Botterill
Posted on 23 Nov 2011

The competition will be held at the University of Pretoria on the 8th and 9th of December 2011. It will be supported by the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA). The presiding judges in the final round in Pretoria will be eminent jurists and judges from international tribunals and bodies.

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PULP launches Open Access Journal: De Jure
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 23 Nov 2011

The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) recently launched its first fully-fledged Open Access Online Law Journal, De Jure.

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Former student elected to serve on the UN International Law Commission
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 22 Nov 2011

On 17 November 2011, Prof Dire Tladi, UP alumnus and Honorary Professor in the Department of Public Law, was elected to serve on the United Nations International Law Commission as successor to Professor John Dugard.

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Public Lecture by Mary Robinson
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 09 Nov 2011

This public lecture on 'Climate Change and Human Rights: Connecting the Dots on Sexual and Reproductive Health' will be presented by Ms Mary Robinson, Former President of the Republic of Ireland; Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice.

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Prof André Boraine took up office as Dean of the Faculty of Law
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 01 Nov 2011

Prof André Boraine took up office as Dean of the Faculty of Law on 1 November 2011.

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Latest Constitutional Court Review is now available for download
Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Posted on 25 Oct 2011

The Constitutional Court Review, an initiative of Constitutional Law of South Africa (CLoSA), the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) is a once-a-year journal dedicated to the analysis of the Constitutional Court's decisions of the previous year.

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Dr Elzette Muller wins the prestigious 2011 Norton Rose Africa Tax Thesis Competition
Prof Anton Kok
Posted on 25 Oct 2011

Dr Elzette Muller wins the 2011 Norton Rose Africa Tax Thesis Competition.

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Law House Exco and students participate in Tswaranang Outreach
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 25 Oct 2011

Law House Exco and law students participated in an outreach on Friday, 21 October 2011

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Report on the 'Maternal Health in South Africa' Panel Discussion
Ryan Kilpatrick
Posted on 20 Oct 2011

Over seventy students, lawyers, nurses, midwives, NGO staff from across Africa and other interested individuals packed a lecture hall on Wednesday 19 October for a panel discussion on maternal health in South Africa presented by the Centre for Human Rights. As the rate of maternal mortality more than quadrupled in South Africa in the last decade, the need to examine the related issues, challenges and opportunities is critical.

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8th Annual African Trade Moot Court Competition
Francois Wessels
Posted on 18 Oct 2011

The International Development Law Unit at the Centre for Human Rights was pleased to host the 8th Annual African Trade Moot Competition from 3 - 7 October 2011.

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Maternal Health in South Africa: Delivering Women's Human Rights
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 10 Oct 2011

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on maternal health in South Africa. The discussion is organised by the Gender Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law.

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Air, Space and Telecommunications Law Seminar
Prof Erika de Wet
Posted on 26 Sep 2011

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Aerospace industry Support Initiative of the South African Department of Trade and Industry will host a training seminar on air, space and telecommunications law from 30 January to 10 February 2012.

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Centre presents first course on rights of indigenous people in Africa
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 14 Sep 2011

Amidst increasing awareness about the particular needs and the precarious position of many indigenous peoples in Africa, the Centre for Human Rights this week for the first time presents a week-long training course on the rights of indigenous peoples in Africa to government officials, members of civil society, representatives of indigenous communities and academics from across Africa.

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Flemish Minister-President visits the Centre for Human Rights
Norman Taku
Posted on 30 Aug 2011

On Monday 22 August 2011 and at the request of the Flemish Government, the Centre for Human Rights was privileged to host HE Mr Kris Peeters, Minister-President of Flanders as part of his official visit to South Africa. Mr Peeters was accompanied by the Representative of the Flemish Government in Southern Africa, Mr David Maenaut, and HE Ambassador Johan Maricou of the Belgian Embassy in Pretoria.

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Centre expresses surprise at nomination of Justice Mogoeng as Chief Justice
Prof Frans Viljoen
Posted on 17 Aug 2011

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, expresses its surprise at the nomination by President Zuma of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as the new Chief Justice.

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Invitation to Panel Discussion: South Africa and the BRICS
Posted on 17 Aug 2011

The International Development Law Unit (IDLU) of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law-University of Pretoria invites you to a panel discussion on "South Africa and the BRICS" to be led by representatives of the BRIC countries in South Africa.

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Advanced Human Rights Courses
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 04 Aug 2011

The Centre for Human Rights invites applications to participate in the Indigenous Peoples' Rights course (12 - 16 Sept 2011) and the Human Rights in Africa course (17 - 21 Oct 2011).

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Righting Wrongs: Alumni Association Newsletter
Mr Horace Adjolohoun
Posted on 02 Aug 2011

The first issue of 'Righting Wrongs', the Newsletter of the LLM in Human Rights & Democratisation in Africa Alumni Association is now available to download.

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Postgraduate Open Day 2011
Posted on 29 Jul 2011

Postgraduate Open Day 17 September 2011 at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, Pretoria.

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Call on all civil society organisations to endorse the Pretoria Statement on the strengthening and reform of the UN human rights treaty body system
Melhik Abebe Bekele
Posted on 25 Jul 2011

The participants of the Civil society consultation on strengthening the UN treaty body system hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, 20 and 21 June 2011 call on all civil society organisations to endorse the Pretoria Statement on the strengthening and reform of the UN human rights treaty body system.

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Disability Law Scholarships
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 19 Jul 2011

Students from African universities, who hold at least a LLB qualification / qualification in law giving entrance to legal profession, are invited to apply for a full scholarship to undertake studies towards the degree LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy at the National University, Galway.

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Universities of Pretoria, Botswana, and Cocody emerge as winners at African Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 13 Jul 2011

The combined team from the University of Pretoria, the University of Botswana and Université de Cocody (Côte d'Ivoire) emerged as the winner at the 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition final in Pretoria yesterday.

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University of Pretoria in the final round of the 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 11 Jul 2011

Together with the teams of the University of Botswana and the Université de Cocody, Cote d'Ivoire, the UP team will be arguing in the final round of the competition.

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20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 05 Jul 2011

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, and what has Africa got to show for it? This is a question that will be addressed by Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf the International Court of Justice and Advocate Reine Alapini Gansou, Chairperson of the African Commission, at the 20th African Moot Court Competition and Conference from 7 - 12 July 2011 in Pretoria.

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Inaugural Address by Prof CM Fombad
Prof CM Fombad
Posted on 22 Jun 2011

Inaugural address by Prof CM Fombad entitled: "Constitutional Reforms and Constitutionalism in Africa: Reflections on Some Current Challenges and Future Prospects"

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African Union and South Africa should prioritise Great Lakes region as 'new front'
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 03 Jun 2011

The Centre for Human Rights and the Department of Political Sciences held a public lecture on the 1st of June 2011 which was presented by the European Union (EU) Ambassador Mr Roeland van de Geer. His lecture was titled 'Is Peace possible in the Great Lakes Region?'

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EU ambassador speaks on peace in the Great Lakes Region
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 26 May 2011

The Centre for Human Rights and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria invite you to a Public Lecture presented by Mr Roeland van de Geer (European Union Ambassador) on 'Is peace possible in the Great Lakes Region?'

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'Celebrating Africa Day': Public lecture
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 17 May 2011

On 25 May 1963, the leaders of the independent African states established the first African intergovernmental organisation; the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The OAU was tranformed into the African Union (AU), which was inaugurated in Durban 2002.

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Reviewing the G20's Development and Financial Inclusion Agendas
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 12 May 2011

You are cordially invited to a G20 Study Group Meeting, organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs; the International Development Law Unit in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria; and
Oxfam.

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Centre for Human Rights celebrates its 25th anniversary
Norman Taku
Posted on 11 May 2011

On Saturday 7 May 2011, the Centre for Human Rights commemorated its 25th anniversary in an informal lunch for current and former staff members and their families at the Pretoria Country Club.It was a fabulously festive event with over 150 guests including staff, board members, friends and institutional supporters of the Centre from all over South Africa.

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LLD Student won Human Rights Essay Award ...
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Invitation to the Inaugural Address of Prof Frans Viljoen, Director at the Centre for Human Rights
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 06 Apr 2011

You are cordially invited to the inaugural address of Prof Frans Viljoen, on 11 May 2011 at 19:00 in the Senate Hall.

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30 Years of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: Looking forward while looking back
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 31 Mar 2011

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Centre for Human Rights are pleased to announce a one-day conference on human rights in Africa and invite proposals for papers.

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Fraudster mom's bid to avoid being jailed
Sanet Bosman
Posted on 31 Mar 2011

Fraudster mom's bid to avoid being jailed (UP's Centre for Child Law is involved in a court case regarding a 33 year old married woman who was sentenced to a 2 year jail imprisonment

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PULP's latest publication: Constitutional Court Review (2009)2
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 10 Mar 2011

The Constitutional Court Review is a once-a-year journal dedicated to the analysis of the Constitutional Court's decisions of the previous year. Its purpose is to provide a platform for high-level academic engagement with the jurisprudence of the South African Constitutional Court.

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Invitation to a seminar on Victim Empowerment through the use of DNA Forensics
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 09 Mar 2011

This seminar is hosted by the Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law and organised by inqaba biotec and Bode Technology.


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National Schools Moot Court Competition 2010/11
Cherryl Botterill
Posted on 01 Mar 2011

The first annual National Schools Moot Court Competition will take place at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on National Human Rights Day, 21 March 2011. Teams from four schools in each of the nine provinces - a total of 72 learners - have been selected to take part in this groundbreaking event.

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Invitation to a Public Lecture by Prof John Dugard
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 23 Feb 2011

The Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law cordially invites you to a public lecture entitled 'Human Rights: Trends and Tensions'

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PULP's first Afrikaans publication
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 23 Feb 2011

The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) published its first Afrikaans publication since PULP was founded in 2005: Politokrasie - 'n Peiling van die dwanglogika van die territoriale staat en gedagtes vir 'n antwoord daarop deur Koos Malan

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20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition to be held at the University of Pretoria
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

The 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa from 7 to 12 July 2011.

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Dr Zonke Majodina Calls On African Lawyers To Reflect On Challenges Facing Continent
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 10 Feb 2011

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa on Wednesday 2 February 2011, Dr Zonke Majodina, the Deputy Chairperson of the United Nations' Human Rights Committee called on the students to reflect on the challenges that Africa faces. These include recent uprisings in North Africa.

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Invitation: Seminar on Language Rights
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 09 Feb 2011

You are cordially invited to a seminar on language rights, with a particular focus on the need for an act on the use of official languages in South Africa. The seminar is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 02 Feb 2011

In 2011, the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, once again hosts 30 of Africa's brightest legal minds. These 30 students, from 17 countries across the continent, study towards the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) degree. They spend the first semester of six months at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, before embarking on a second semester at one of the twelve partner universities of the programme across the continent.

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Ugandan Government Must Act to Change Homophobic Culture in Light of Gay Rights Activist's Killing
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 01 Feb 2011

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, strongly condemns the murder of David Kato, one of the most visible and leading activists for sexual minority rights in Uganda. The murder follows the publication in the Ugandan tabloid newspaper, Rolling Stone, of the names and personal details such as residential addresses of 'leading homosexuals', with a call to 'hang them'. David's photo featured on the front cover of one of the issues. He and several other gay rights activists received death threats after their identities had been published, but the state accorded them no protection.

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TuksLaw News March to December 2010 Volume 4
Posted on 26 Jan 2011

In this edition of TuksLaw News, we have combined the Faculty and Law House (De Facto) newsletters. This issue is also special as we pay tribute and bid farewell to Professor Christof Heyns who will be stepping down as Dean to take up his post in the United Nations as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

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Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa course
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 25 Jan 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.

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Call for Papers: Conference on Multi- and Inter-Disciplinary Human Rights in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 18 Jan 2011

This Conference will coincide with the 25-year commemoration of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law.

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UP Press Highlights for 23 November 2010
Posted on 23 Nov 2010

BEELD: "Kommer oor jong regslui se gebreke"

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Recipients of doctoral degrees honoured
Posted on 12 Nov 2010

During mid November, the Faculty hosted a function in honour of those for which doctoral degrees were conferred upon by the Faculty over the past century.

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SA's Best Lawyers
Posted on 11 Nov 2010

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named UP-alumnus Gustav Radloff as the "South Africa Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year" for 2010.

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UP Press Highlights for 27 October 2010
Posted on 27 Oct 2010

LEGALBRIEF.CO.ZA: World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2010

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Newspaper coverage of Summex Report to General Assembly
Posted on 25 Oct 2010

The international community urgently needs to address the legal, political, ethical and moral implications of the development of lethal robotic technologies, said Prof Christof Heyns, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.

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TuksLaw wins Afrikaans Division of Kovsies First Year Moot Court Competition
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 19 Oct 2010

On 9 October 2010, four teams from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Law competed in the University of the Free State First Year Moot Court Competition in Bloemfontein, with two teams competing in English and Afrikaans respectively.

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19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Posted on 18 Oct 2010

The TuksLaw team obtained tenth place in the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition Cotonou, Benin: 4 to 9 October 2010.

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION 21 October 2010
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 13 Oct 2010

Workshop on addressing customary law as a regional human rights issue: The protection of the girl child in domestic and regional courts

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Law, Justice and Development Week 2010
Posted on 08 Oct 2010

UP's Faculty of Law a partner in the World Bank's "Law, Justice and Development Week Programme".

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2010 LexisNexis Mock Trial Competition
Posted on 05 Oct 2010

The annual LexisNexis Mock Trial Competition featuring 12 teams entered by the Law Faculties of South African universities was held at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University from 28 to 30 September 2010.

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African Development Bank Appoints Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) Roster of Experts Chair
Posted on 05 Oct 2010

The African Development Bank board of directors on September 17, 2010, appointed Prof. Daniel D. Bradlow as the chairperson of the IRM roster of experts.

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Invitation to a public lecture: 'Contract Law in a Global Economy. Civil Law and Common Law divide: how to bridge the mentalité gap'
Posted on 01 Oct 2010

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a lecture by Prof Pascal Pichonnaz from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

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Invitation: Public Conversations 2010: Where is South Africa Today?
Posted on 28 Sep 2010

The University of Pretoria Faculty of Humanities together with the Faculty of Law and the Mail & Guardian cordially invite you to attend 'Public Conversations 2010: Where is South Africa Today?'

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NPA making history
Posted on 28 Sep 2010

On 5 August 2010 the office of the Chief Prosecutor: Pretoria Magistrate Office issued internship certificates to ten law students from the University of Pretoria.

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Invitation - Transnational Law Interest Group Lecture
Posted on 14 Sep 2010

The Centre for Human Rights, the International Development Law Unit and the Institute for International and Comparative Law of UP's Faculty of Law cordially invite you to a lecture by Barbara J. Holden-Smith.

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Invitation to a screening of the short film 'After the World Cup'
Posted on 10 Sep 2010

Tshepo's Legal Shebeen, a discussion group in the Faculty of Law, cordially invites you to a screening of the short (40 minutes) film After the World Cup by Adam and Christof Heyns.

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Seminar Series on Constitutional Developments in Africa hosted by the ICLA
Posted on 31 Aug 2010

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria will host a seminar on the new Kenyan Constitution, which was adopted by referendum on 4 August 2010. This seminar constitutes the first in a series on constitutional developments in Africa.

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Constitutional tribunal community engagement
Posted on 18 Aug 2010

On Wednesday, 11 August 2010 Constitutional Tribunal members were involved in a community engagement project that they have organised. Fifty stuffed animals and sweet hampers were handed out to sick toddlers in the Children Ward at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

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In Memoriam - Nondi (Nondumiso Tlaleng) Mveke
Posted on 18 Aug 2010

The Faculty of Law and its students have been saddened by the passing away of Nondi (Nondumiso Tlaleng) Mveke, a second year law student, this past weekend.

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Prof Erika de Wet honoured by WISA
Posted on 17 Aug 2010

Prof Erika de Wet, Professor of International Constitutional Law, who has been an Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Law at UP since 2008, achieved second place in the South African Department of Science and Technology's Women in Science Annual Awards (WISA) - Distinguished Woman Scholar in the Social Sciences or Humanities Annual Awards.

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Alumni Function
Posted on 16 Aug 2010

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to an alumni meeting, where Adv Ben Swart SC will talk about his recent adventure: 'Everest - from dream to reality'.

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UP press highlights for 29 July 2010
Posted on 30 Jul 2010

LOTUS FM: Former Communication DG ready to go to court.

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Trial Advocacy Course
Posted on 28 Jul 2010

During 14 to 16 July the members of the Pretoria Bar presented a short course in trial advocacy to final year students as a pilot project.

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UP press highlights for 16 July 2010
Posted on 20 Jul 2010

PRETORIA NEWS (p.5): Beware of justice that is too swift.

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Centre for Human Rights invites applications for the LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa
Posted on 16 Jul 2010

This multi-disciplinary, interactive and intensive premier degree is presented in partnership with eight African universities.

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TuksLaw Book Club discussion
Posted on 15 Jul 2010

You are cordially invited to a discussion with Drucilla Cornell about her book "Clint Eastwood and issues of American Masculinity" on Tuesday, 24 August 2010 at 17:30 for 18:00 in the Staff Room (2-29) on the second floor.



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UP press highlights for 2 July 2010
Posted on 04 Jul 2010

Prof Christof Heyns and the upcoming national School Moot Court Competition made news on 2 July 2010.

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Dean appointed as UN Special Rapporteur
Posted on 29 Jun 2010

Prof Christof Heyns, dean of UP's Faculty of Law, has been appointed by the UN as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

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Prof John Dugard awarded the 2010 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize
Posted on 20 Jun 2010

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, takes great pride in congratulating Professor John Dugard with the award of the 2010 Gruber Justice Prize.

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The Annual South African Fulbright Program Lecture
Posted on 09 Jun 2010

The Faculty of Law and the American Embassy hosted the Annual South African Fulbright Program Lecture on 4 June 2010.

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UP press highlights for 4 June 2010
Posted on 04 Jun 2010

Mock court battle to help pupils grasp laws of land - Pretoria News

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UP press highlights for 24 May 2010
Posted on 24 May 2010

Law in daily local & national newspapers.

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Invitation
Posted on 20 May 2010

The Annual South African Fulbright Program Lecture will be hosted by the Faculty of Law on Friday, 4 June 2010.

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Invitation: Strategic Impact Litigation Seminar Series
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 03 May 2010

2nd Seminar: Lessons from Success Stories in South African Public Interest Litigation: Children’s Rights and LGBT People’s Rights

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Graduation
Posted on 03 May 2010

On Thursday, 22 April 2010 the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Law took place.

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Annual Recognition of Achievement Function
Posted on 31 Mar 2010

The Faculty of Law's annual Recognition Function was held on Wednesday, 24 March 2010.

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Law Career Day
Posted on 29 Mar 2010

Another successful annual Law Career Day was hosted by the Faculty of Law on Saturday, 13 March 2010.

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Daniel Bradlow: Way for financial institutions to embrace social challenge
Posted on 18 Mar 2010

Article on social bonds published in the Business Day of 10 March 2010.

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2010 Faculty Festival
Posted on 03 Mar 2010

The Annual Law Faculty Festival took place on Thursday, 25 February 2010.

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Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 02 Feb 2010

Now in its 51st year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.

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TuksLaw Festival 2010
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 01 Feb 2010

The Law Faculty Festival is an annual event that seeks to bring together the resplendent array of talent permeating the lecture halls at TuksLaw, but nevertheless lies untapped during class-time. This Festival provides a forum to display skills that lie beyond the pursuit of one's career only, and serves to generate a sense of self-worth in the law student - a sense that all students can be accepted and, indeed, praised for their intrinsic worth and unique abilities.

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Memorial in celebration of the life of Gill Jacot Guillarmod
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 18 Jan 2010

A memorial in celebration of the life of Gill Jacot Guillarmod will be held on Friday 22 January at 12:30 in the Law Faculty Auditorium, University of Pretoria.

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Structured Doctoral Programme
Posted on 07 Dec 2009

Students from South Africa, other parts of Africa and the rest of the world are cordially invited to apply for admission to the Structured Doctoral Programme in Law of the University of Pretoria. Financial assistance is available.

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Centre for Human Rights launches two publications
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 17 Nov 2009

The Centre for Human Rights has launched two publications pertaining to Indigeous Peoples' Rights and Women's Rights in Africa.

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Prestige Lecture Series
Posted on 09 Nov 2009

At a Prestige Lecture hosted by the Faculty of Law on Monday, 9 November 2009, former Chief Justice Pius Langa and former Justices Yvonne Mokgoro, Kate O'Regan and Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court gave a professional and personal account of their experiences on the country's highest court since their appointment by former President Nelson Mandela 15 years ago.

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The Right to Know: Screening of documentary
Posted on 08 Oct 2009

The Centre for Human Rights and IDASA's Economic Governance Programme invite you to a screening of a documentary: "Education at Crossroads"

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University awarded Unesco chair
Posted on 08 Sep 2009

The United Nations education arm Unesco has awarded the Chair in Education Law to the University of Pretoria.

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World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Posted on 01 Sep 2009

The University of Pretoria with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will present the first World Human Rights Moot Court Competition on 9 December 2009.

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Invitation: Capetonian Alumni
Posted on 30 Aug 2009

Prof Christof Heyns, the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Prof Rian Cloete cordially invite the Faculty's Capetonian alumni to a cocktail function.

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Centre for Human Rights screens award-winning documentary
Posted on 25 Aug 2009

The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights has screened the award-winning documentary film, Mugabe and the White African, on 31 August in the Sanlam Auditorium on the main campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Precedent & Possibility: The (Ab)use of Law in South Africa
Posted on 28 Jul 2009

Second TuksLaw Book Club Discussion Session, 4 August 2009



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Legal Writing Conference
Posted on 29 Jun 2009

The Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and the University of Seattle, USA are hosting a conference on legal writing at the UP Faculty of Law from 1 to 4 July 2009

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Attorney at the Centre for Child Law honoured
Posted on 13 Jun 2009

Attorney Carina du Toit at the Centre for Child Law, Faculty of Law, was honoured for her role in the fight for children's rights in the Mail&Guardian.

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Tuks Centre wants to rescue lawyer in Swaziland prison
Posted on 10 Jun 2009

The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria (UP) wants to rescue an ex-Tukkie who is in prison in Swaziland.

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International workshop on Consumer Protection in Trade
Posted on 18 May 2009

An international workshop on Consumer Protection in Trade will be presented at the University of Pretoria at 8:30 on 22 May 2009 at Law 1-31.

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New Intellectual Property Law Centre in the Faculty
Posted on 14 May 2009

The Faculty of Law is in the process of establishing a Centre for Intellectual Property Law.

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The Faculty of Law on SAfm
Posted on 02 May 2009

Topic: The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria hosted the Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - broadcasted on 30 April 2009.

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TuksLaw students win in Hong Kong
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 15 Apr 2009

The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria continued their winning streak to emerge as the winners of the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition, which coincided with the 16th Commonwealth Law Conference held in Hong Kong from 5 to 9 April 2009.

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Professor van Eck's inaugural speech as Head of Department of Mercantile Law - 24/03/2009
Posted on 24 Mar 2009



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Address by Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development
Posted on 18 Mar 2009

Address by Mr Enver Surty, MP, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development,
during the 1st Prestige Lecture for 2009 of the Faculty of Law
of the University of Pretoria,
on Tuesday, 17 March 2009.


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Launch of the Commemorative Volume
Posted on 17 Mar 2009

The launch of the commemorative volume dedicated to the late Professor Hans Visser, previously from the Department of Private Law, will take place during a ceremony in the Old Arts Building on 12 March 2009 at 12h00.

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Chirwa addresses Tuks graduates
Posted on 12 Feb 2009

Vera Chirwa delivered a keynote address at a graduation ceremony at the University of Pretoria in December last year.

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Tuks LLM programme on Human rights begins
Posted on 09 Feb 2009

The story regarding the opening ceremony of the LLM Programme was used on SAFM. Please see attached link for the full coverage.

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Call for free public interest litigation
Posted on 03 Feb 2009

UP centre joins bid as friend in Concourt.

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A&A and UP establish the IP Centre
Posted on 26 Jan 2009

Another historic moment to end off the historic Centenary year of Adams & Adams: the ceremonial signing of a cooperation agreement between the firm and the University of Pretoria which, like Adams & Adams, celebrated its Centenary this year.

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Visit to the Constitutional Court
Posted on 21 Jan 2009

You may know that The Centre for Child Law is based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in our community through education, research, advocacy and litigation.

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Centenary Ball of the Faculty of Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2008

The Centenary Ball of the Faculty of Law was held on 10 October 2008 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

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Tuks Law Faculty goes global, but with the focus on Africa
Pretoria News
Posted on 08 Oct 2008

The Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria has undergone a quiet revolution to position itself as a global law faculty in Africa, says Professor Christof Heyns, dean of the faculty. (Pretoria News, 8 October 2008)

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Burundi Refugee Beats Odds to Become Attorney
Hanti Otto
Posted on 31 Aug 2008

After 10 years of hardship and hungry nights, Kennedy Gihana yesterday raised his right hand in the Pretoria High Court when he was admitted as an attorney.

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South Africa's Highest Court says judge behaved `improperly'
Dylan Griffiths
Posted on 28 Jul 2008

South Africa's Constitutional Court, the highest in the country, said a senior judge had tried "improperly to persuade'' two of its members to decide cases in favor of Jacob Zuma, head of the nation's ruling party.

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Law Week for Grade 10 Learners
Posted on 21 Jul 2008

A fact-finding excursion for ten senior learners who are keen to study law. This week long project emphasises all that is required in order to be a lawyer, namely Academic performance, leadership skills, community engagement, sporting activities and arts and culture. Trips will include visits to the Constitutional and other courts, exposure to a law firm, involvement in a community service project, etc.

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Open Day for Senior Learners, 24 May 2008
Posted on 26 Jun 2008

An information and exposure day for senior learners who are keen to study law at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria was held on 24 May 2008.

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Pretoria Schools Moot Court Competition for Senior Learners,
24 May 2008

Posted on 26 Jun 2008

The Faculty of Law staged the first Pretoria Schools Moot in and around Pretoria during the first half of 2008. The purpose of this Competition was to expose aspirant law students to litigation.

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Judge Mokgoro awarded honorary doctorate
The Citizen, Business Day
Posted on 14 May 2008

Constitutional Court Justice Yvonne Mokgoro was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law at the University of Pretoria. The Citizen and Business Day carried stories of the graduation ceremony and some SABC radio stations also carried the story on their news bulletins.

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Faculty of Law's Moot and Debating Society's Debating Competition
Faculty of Law
Posted on 22 Apr 2008

The Faculty of Law's Moot and Debating Society is hosting a Debating Competition on Friday, 9 May 2008 at 13:30. The topic is 'Marriage should expire after seven years unless both spouses agree to the continuation of the marriage'.

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