He is the author of International human rights law in Africa, which is one of the leading texts on the African human rights system. In 2000, he became the founding editor of the leading journal on human rights in Africa, the African Human Rights Law Journal, and has since then served as editor-in-chief for this publication.
Since 2017 he has been serving as founding editor of the African Human Rights Yearbook and the Global Campus Human Rights Journal.
He has served as visiting professor at several universities worldwide. Frans leads a number of teams that supported aspects of the mandate for special mechanisms of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Magnus Killander is Professor of human rights law at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
His research interests are socio-economic rights, African human rights law, African regional integration law, international human rights monitoring mechanisms, relationship between domestic law and international law. He holds an LLD (UP).
Programme tutors from Africa, Europe and Asia provide academic support and guidance to students during the first semester. Some of the tutors pursue doctoral studies simultaneously at the University of Pretoria, bringing different regional viewpoints to the issues of human rights and democratisation.