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Date: 
Mar 18 2013 - Mar 22 2013
Location: 

Pretoria, South Africa

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on Disability Rights in an African context. The course is designed to explore a critical understanding of international, regional, and domestic law on disability rights relevant to Africa, and develop an understanding of the limits of the law. It is also intended to promote awareness of disability as a human rights issue, encourage critical responses to the existing law, develop skills and competence to advocate for legal and policy change and improved implementation of disability rights, and develop skills to undertake comparative research on disability rights in Africa.
The programme seeks to cover the following issues:

  • The face of disablement
  • Historical approaches to disability and the law on disability: the global and the African contexts
  • Social construction of disability
  • Development of disability as a human rights issue at the global level
  • Development of disability as a human rights issue at the African level (regional and sub-regional)
  • Development of disability as a human rights issue at the domestic level in Africa, in comparative perspective.

Click here for more information about the course.

Registration information: Click here to register online.