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Disability Rights in an African context
University of Pretoria. Centre for Human Rights
, South Africa
This short course is part of a series of annual advanced human rights courses offered by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The course is part of the Centre’s efforts in promoting disability rights in Africa by raising awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) (2006) and the newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (2018).
Area of expertise
Broadly stated, the aims and objectives of the intensive course are to provide learners with knowledge and techniques that enable them to:
Understand the development of disability as a global human rights issue
Understand and apply provisions of the CRPD
Apply the CRPD to selected areas
Understand the development of disability as a human rights issue as the African regional and sub-regional levels
Understand and apply the intersection between the human rights and cultural aspects of disability in an African context
Understand and apply disability from a comparative human rights law perspective in other regions, including the European and Latin American regions
Understand and apply the regulation of disability from a comparative law perspective in selected non-African countries
Understand and apply theoretical approaches to equality and non-discrimination in a disability context.
The course is presented by lecturers who are drawn from a variety of countries and are experts in disability rights law.
A high proficiency in English is required to attend this course. All lectures and materials are in English. Prior to applying for this course, please read through the information on the practical Information and the payment details pages.
Documents to be submitted:
Curriculum Vitae (short CV in PDF or Word document, maximum 3 pages, maximum 10 MB in file size)
One Letter of Recommendation (PDF or Word document, maximum 10 MB in file size)
Academic Records (students only) (combined in one PDF or Word document, maximum 10 MB in file size)
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