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Human Rights – Achievements and Challenges

The opening ceremony for the academic year 2017/18 will take place on 19 October at 18:15 in the university’s Wassersaal. After a short ceremony for recent graduates of the MA programme, Dr Navi Pillay, South African jurist and human rights activist, will give a lecture on Human Rights—Achievements and Challenges. Dr Pillay has a wealth of experience in the field, both nationally and internationally, having served as, among others, a defense attorney for anti-apartheid activists, the first non-white female judge in South Africa, a judge on both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has also worked with a number of non-governmental organisations on issues relating to equality, women’s rights, children, detainees, victims of torture and of domestic violence, and a range of economic, social and cultural rights. She currently serves as the president of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy’s Advisory Council.