Sexual minorities in Africa Book Project
The book aims at providing a comprehensive analysis of sexual minority rights in light of recent legal, social and political developments on the national and regional scene in Africa. It seeks to develop arguments and strategies which respond to contemporary issues facing sexual minorities in Africa with a view to advancing the protection of their rights and to equip the targeted audience with a consolidated analysis of the contemporary social-legal issues concerning sexual minority rights in Africa. Chapters in the book will focus on the situation and developments in the study countries. The expectation is that the work will be assigned in June 2012 and a draft chapters submitted in September 2012. The book is expected to come out by the end of 2012 or in early 2013.
African Charter Report
The Centre successfully applied for a grant from OXFAM to implement a research project on the impact of the African Charter and Women’s Protocol in African countries. The Alumni Association was involved in the practical implementation of the research. Alumni were involved as country researchers and the Alumni Coordinator coordinated the researchers’ participation in the project. Upon completion of the project, alumni submitted 18 country reports providing detailed information from Central, East, West and Southern Africa. The main findings of the research were presented to the African Commission during its October session. A study report was compiled and submitted to the donor in November 2011. The proceedings of the research will be published in a compilation and the main outcomes will be published as a monograph. Comprehensive information is available on the Centre’s website at.
Justice Beyond Borders Book Project
In response to calls for alumni driven projects during the July 2011 alumni meeting, alumnus Takele Bulto (Ethiopia, 2003) initiated an alumni edited book project on extraterritorial rights in Africa. Takele will co-edit the book with alumna Lilian Chenwi (Cameroon, 2002). The goal pursued by the project is to offer this book to the Centre as alumni recognition for its contribution to human rights education. The book will include chapters by alumni on the nascent concept of extraterritorial rights and its applications in the African context. It will be published in 2012.
Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa (PULP, 2011)
In 2010, some 13 alumni of the LLM HRDA joined forces in Prosecuting International Crimes in Africa. With the exception of one, all chapters of the book were written by alumni of the LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa. The book was edited by ChachaMurungu (Tanzania, 2005) and JaphetBiegon (Kenya, 2008), and published in 2011. In the word of the Director of the Centre for Human Rights, Professor FransViljoen, “the idea of this publication was conceived as a way of harvesting existing expertise and experience among members of the graduate network. It illustrates the intellectual potential of the network of graduates, and gives a concrete example of what may be achieved by the Alumni Association or other collective action by graduates”.
Hard copies may be obtained from the Pretoria University Law Press