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Centre for Human Rights

Welcome to the Centre for Human Rights

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is one of the most active human rights institutions on the African continent. Highlights in its history since it was established in 1986 include the Centre's involvement in the writing of the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights, its involvement in the UN treaty body study for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Centre's human rights outreach programmes.

Focus areas are human rights in Africa, socio-economic rights and gender issues.

The Centre also runs a student volunteer programme. Members of the Centre have served as consultants to a range of institutions, including the Organisation of African Unity and the South African Human Rights Commission, on human rights issues.

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