In 2011, the Centre looked back at its beginning, in 1986, the dark days of apartheid at a whites-only university. A conference on the possibilities of social justice, constitutionalism and a bill of rights in a future South Africa brought together an unlikely group of people, from all political perspectives – including those fiercely critical of the government of the day. Following the conference, Johann van der Westhuizen, then professor and head of department in the Faculty of Law, and other colleagues at the
University of Pretoria, founded the Centre.
- Taken from the introduction to the Centre for Human Rights Annual Report 2011 by Frans Viljoen, Director, Centre for Human Rights.
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