On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, will reflect on the current challenges faced by human rights and how to move the human rights agenda forward based on their experiences.
• Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, Graduate Institute
• Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador, South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva
• Albie Sachs, Former Judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa
• Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
• Frans Viljoen, Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
The Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture is presented by the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, the Washington College of Law at the American University, and the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights , the Global Campus of Human Rights, Switzerland, the South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
This lecture is part of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and will be followed by a reception.
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On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, and Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reflect on today’s challenges to human rights and how to move the human rights agenda forward based on their personal experiences.
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