Application deadline:

31 July 2022

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.


Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2374



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Dr. Primrose E.R. Kurasha - Global Campus

Programme Manager

Dr. Primrose E.R. Kurasha

Primrose E.R. Kurasha is an International Law expert who holds her professional certification from the International Courtof Justice's Hague Academy of International Law. Her other professional certifications are from the University of Salzburg, Austria, the Pretoria Bar of Advocates and the Centre for Human Rights. Dr. Kurasha has also served as a board member.

She holds an LLD (Doctor of Laws) in Private International Law from the University of Pretoria, which is where she also completed her other degrees namely, a BA Law (majoring in International Relations), an LLB and an LLM in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa.

Dr. Kurasha's research teaching and teaching is centred around the interatction of trans-national business and human rights, specifically with regard to the human right implications of establishing an independent international commercial court in South Africa for the resolution of cross-border/trans-national commercial disputes.



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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).


Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5407



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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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Programme tutors provide academic support and guidance to students during the first semester.

Marystella Auma Simiyu


Wilson Macharia


Lornah Afoyomungu


Clement Agyemang



Alumni coordinator

Davina Murden