Human Rights – Law and Practice: A specialist course for African judges

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the course are:


  1. to build on the judges’ broad knowledge and application of Human Rights Law at international, regional and national level.
  2. to equip the judges to deal with cases involving specialist areas of Human Rights Law, thereby
  3. further strengthening and promoting the Rule of Law.



By the end of the course participants will have a good knowledge and understanding of the specialist areas listed below and, as a consequence, should be able to:


  1. Identify and apply relevant international, regional and national human rights law in their daily decision making.
  2. Apply human rights principles where specific provisions are lacking or unclear.


Content includes:

  • Women’s rights
  • Modern slavery and people trafficking;
  • LGBTI rights.
  • Children’s rights and
  • vulnerable witnesses
  • Customary Law;
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Privacy and Security


Length of course

5 days