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Research Partnerships

Current research partnerships

University of Pretoria's Faculty of Law and Centre for Human Rights

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The University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights was established in 1986 after a major conference on apartheid and a new Billof Rights for South Africa was hosted on the campus of the University of Pretoria. The founding director, now Judge of the Constitutional Court, Johann van der Westhuizen, was one of four experts who wrote the final version of the interim and final constitutions. In its earlier years, the Centre focused on building capacity in the area of human rights in South Africa. Since then, the focus has shifted and, today, the Centre is well-established as the most active human rights organization on the African continent. Cambridge CGHR and the University of Pretoria took part in a series of lecture exchanges in 2012 and the two institutions continue to work together on the Right to Life project, led by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and in the exchange of doctoral students from Pretoria to the Centre.


Past research partnerships

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The University of Nairobi 

The collaborative nature of the PiMA project (2012-2014) has led to the creation of a close working relationship between CGHR and the University of Nairobi. Professor Winnie Mitullah of the Institute forDevelopment Studies at the University was Co-Investigator on the PiMA project.



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The University of Zambia

CGHR has been working with investigators from the University of Zambia on the PiMA project (2012-2014). Nalukui Milapo is a Research Fellow on the Governance Research Programme at the Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR) of the University of Zambia, and was a Research Associate on the PiMA project.