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Lecturers and Experts

Reflecting the international spirit and multidisciplinary approach of the Centre, the course is taught by academics and experts drawn from a vast network of African scholars, representing most regions of the African continent. This enables participants to benefit from rich and varied competencies, experiences and knowledge. This MOOC has been developed under the auspices of the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) and the Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC). Both these programmes are coordinated by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Course Coordinator

Prof Magnus Killander
Prof Magnus Killander is a professor of human rights law and the academic ccordinator of the LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa programme at the Centre for Human Rights.


Lecturers and Experts

Prof Frans Viljoen
Prof Frans Viljoen is a professor of international human rights law and the Director of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Clement Mavungu
Clement Mavungu is the Legal Counsel at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP).

Dr Solomon Dersso
Dr Solomon Dersso is the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Dr Japeth Biegon
Dr Japeth Biegon is the Africa Regional Advocacy Director of Amnesty International.

Dr Nkatha Murungi
Dr Nkatha Murungi is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Dr Ashwanee Budoo
Dr Ashwanee Budoo is the Programme Manager of the LLM/MPhil (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Kennedy Kariseb
Kennedy Kariseb is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Michael Nyarko
Michael Nyarko is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Dr Niyi Abe
Dr Niyi Abe is the former Programme Manager of the LLM (International trade and Investment Law in Africa) at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Prof Benyam Mezmur
Prof Benyam Mezmur is a Member of the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Foluso Adegalu
Foluso Adegalu is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Henrietta Ekefre
Henrietta Ekefre is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Dr Romola Adeola
Dr Romola Adeola is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Geoffrey Ogwaro
Geoffrey Ogwaro is a Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Activist and Co-Founder, West Nile Rainbow Initiative, Uganda.

Hlengiwe Dube
Hlengiwe Dube is a Project Coordinator of the Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

Chairman Okoloise
Chairman Okoloise is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.