The year 2009 was dominated by the ten-year celebration of one of the flagship programmes of the Centre, the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). The highlight was the annual partners’ conference and graduation, which this year saw the participation of more than eighty alumni of the programme. As has become customary, the class of 2009 graduated on 10 December. Four doctoral candidates of the Centre also graduated. On that occasion, an honorary doctorate was awarded to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Justice Navi Pillay.
- Taken from the introduction to the Centre for Human Rights Annual Report 2009 by Frans Viljoen, Director, Centre for Human Rights.