Events in 2019


The SHUREA project in collaboration with other stakeholder is organizing the conference with the theme “Strengthening Access to Justice for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCRs)”. The idea of an Annual Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was born in 2014, at the behest of Government processes that flagged the need for constitutional reforms. more information can be found here about the outcomes as well as organizers can be found here.

  The 4th Conference of the Law and Development Network The Plurality of Law and Development,  25-27 September 2019

SHUREA and RELAY coordinated panel ‘Rights and development in the mandate and work of international institutions’  at the 4th Conference of the Law and Development Network The Plurality of Law and Development,  Humboldt University, Berlin.

Third African Forum for Doctoral Research in Human Rights (AfriDoors), Addis Ababa University School of Law, 7-11 October 2019

Strengthening Human Rights Research and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (SHUREA) is a Finnish funded project aimed at strengthening policy relevant human rights research at the member institutions: Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Pretoria (South Africa) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).

The third AfriDoors Conference will be held from 7 to 11 October 2019 at the School of Law, Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. This year’s conference theme is ‘Towards a More Robust Protection of Human Rights in Africa’. Abstract for papers at the conference is invited from doctoral students, post-docs and academic staff from the SHUREA member institutions.

It is expected that papers presented at this Conference will be reworked by authors and submitted for consideration for publication in special issues of three journals: Journal of Ethiopian Law, East African Law Journal and the African Human Rights Law Journal, provided that the articles comply with publication standards of the journals.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 March 2019. For more information, see Call for Papers.

Africa Day Celebration: Protecting the rights of African migrants in the context of xenophobia, 23 May, 2019

The Democracy, Transparency and Digital Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights (the Centre), University of Pretoria, hosted an African Day Celebration on 23 May 2019. The aim of the event was to celebrate the diversity of Africa and what it means to be African. The event further aimed to facilitate a conversation on Pan-Africanism and how South Africans as a people, can stand in solidarity with African migrants on the injustices and inhuman experiences of xenophobia in South Africa.

Events in 2018

On the occasion of the 70thAnniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and International Human Rights Day the 10th of December 2018, the School of Law of Addis Ababa University organized a half-day Panel Discussion on a theme ‘Compensation for Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia: Legal Gaps and Implementation Challenges’. More information.  

HEI ICI Coordinators meeting, EDUFI, Helsinki, 1 November 2018

1st Annual National Disability Rights Conference, “Disability Rights in Uganda: Perceptions, Progress, Challenges and the Way Forward”, 3 October 2018, Makerere University (programme)

LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: Leveraging The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) to Realize Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCRS), 19-20 September 2018, Makerere University

SHUREA coordinated Panel on access to justice within the Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network: INTERFACES, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 19-21 September 2018

Panel Human Rights in Africa – From Rhetoric to Reality at AHRI 2018 Renewing Rights in Times of Transition: 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 7 and 8 September 2018, the Edinburgh Global Justice Academy

Second African Forum for Doctoral Research in Human Rights (AfriDoors), University of Nairobi, 27-31 August 2018

SHUREA Board Meeting, University of Nairobi, 29 August 2018

Reviewer’s Workshop, University of Nairobi, 31 August – 1 September 2018

Inter-Generational Dialogue on the Rights of Women, University of Pretoria, 24 August 2018

Civil society Forum on Effective Engagement with the Pan African Parliament, University of Pretoria, Venue: The Pan-African Parliament, Midrand, South Africa, 8 August 2018

Law and Development Research Network PhD Course 2018 – Resilience and Equality: Questions for the North and the South, Åbo Akademi University, 11-15 June 2018

HEI ICI Coordinator meeting, EDUFI, 4 June 2018

Southern Africa Expert Meeting on the Rights of Older Women, University of Pretoria, 30 May 2018

Events in 2017

Addis Ababa University School of Law Second Annual Thematic Conference, Addis Ababa University School of Law, 7-8 August 2017

Intensive Course on Contemporary Challenges to International Human Rights Law, Åbo Akademi University, 27 November – 1 December 2017

SHUREA Board Meeting, University of Pretoria, 10 October 2017

African Forum for Doctoral Research in Human Rights (AfriDoors), University of Pretoria, 9-13 October 2017

4th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Local Government, Devolution and Service Delivery, Makerere University, 20-21 September 2017 (programme). The conference was partly broadcasted live on one of Uganda’s major TV stations (nbs tv). Extracts of the live broadcast are available here. A summary of the communiqué from the conference is available here.

Internal Research Seminar with SHUREA guest researchers, Åbo Akademi University, 13 September 2017

Orientation Day on Ethiopian Higher Education System, University of Tampere, HEI ICI LMEU Project, 31 August 2017

Annual Thematic Conference (Research Days) at Addis Ababa University School of Law, 7-8 August 2017

SHUREA Board meeting, Åbo Akademi University, 21 June 2017

SHUREA Kick-Off Meeting, Åbo Akademi University, 18-22 June 2017

HEI ICI Coordinator meeting, EDUFI, 17-18 May 2017