The LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa programme is funded by a number of organisations.
The Centre for Human Rights appreciates the funding provided by the European Union (who is the main donor), The Royal Netherlands Government, The Deutscher Akadmischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA).
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are core values of the European Union. Embedded in its founding treaty, they have been reinforced by the adoption of a Charter of Fundamental Rights. Respect for human rights is a prerequisite for countries seeking to join the Union and a precondition for countries who have concluded trade and other agreements with it
Royal Norwegian Government
The Royal Norwegian Government has been involved in sponsoring the LLM/MPhil programme for a number of years. The Ambassador of Norway and other officials from the Norwegian Embassy in South Africa are very supportive and closely involved with the programme.
The Royal Netherlands Government
The Government of Netherlands has been involved in sponsoring the LLM/MPhil programme for a number of years. The Ambassador of Netherlands and other officials from the Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria are often invited to Centre events.
DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
The German Academic Exchange Service is one of the world's largest and most respected intermediary organisations in its field. Scores of students, teachers, researchers and scientists supported by the DAAD have been able to gain valuable experience abroad.
Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa
Three students from Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been funded in 2011 in an effort to implement disability teaching programmes at the institutions where they are lecturers.
- Embassy of France (South Africa)
- Embassy of Finland (South Africa)
- Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Sweden)
- Association of African Universities (Ghana)