Application deadline:

31 July 2021

Lecturers and Staff

Prof. Frans Viljoen - Global Campus

Programme Director

Prof. Frans Viljoen

Frans Viljoen is the Director of the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. His area of research is regional human rights protection, with particular emphasis on the African Union human rights standards, institutions and processes within their socio-economic and political context.

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.

Contact:

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2374

E-mail: frans.viljoen@up.ac.za

 
 

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Dr. Ashwanee Budoo - Global Campus

Programme Manager

Dr. Ashwanee Budoo

Ashwanee holds an LLB from the University of Mauritius and the degrees LLM and LLD from the University of Pretoria.

Her research and teaching area is the African human rights system, with particular focus on the realisation of women's rights in Africa through the allocation of budgetary resources.

Contact:

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6703

E-mail: ashwanee.budoo@up.ac.za

 
 

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Prof. Magnus Killander - Global Campus

Academic Coordinator

Prof. Magnus Killander

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).

Contact:

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5407

E-mail: magnus.killander@up.ac.za

 
 

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Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo - Global Campus

Project Coordinator

Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo

Johannes, Human Rights activist, is in charge of arranging the different administrative aspects of the course and ensures the smooth running of the course on a day‐to‐day basis.

 
 

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Tutors and Alumni coordinator

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.

Tresor Makunya

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5407

Email: tresor.makunya@up.ac.za

Marystella Auma Simiyu

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5407

Email: marystella.simiyu@up.ac.za

Susan Mutambasere

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5407

Email: susan.mutambasere@up.ac.za

Chairman Okoloise

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4196

Email: chairman.okoloise@up.ac.za

Oluwatomiwa Ilori (Alumni coordinator)

Email: oluwatomiwa.ilori@up.ac.za