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to withstand the strictest tools of measurement. The HRDA alumni testify not only to the manifold fruits of the labours of love, but also to the seeds they have planted to foster further growth in human rights and democratic governance. HRDA graduates are involved in all the dimensions of human rights practice, mostly on the African continent, but also beyond its borders. The Centre is privileged to count among its alumni: chairpersons of the African Union’s two main human rights bodies; Chief Justices; Cabinet Ministers; and many more graduates holding positions of great influence. Gatherings of human rights practitioners and academics in Africa frequently include a number of HRDA alumni who invariably make outstanding contributions. It is a constant highlight to encounter alumni on the sidelines of events, and to experience the broadening of networks and the reaffirmation of a solidarity of vision, value and purpose. HRDA alumni have founded NGOs in challenging circumstances, they have stood up for human rights at great cost to themselves and they have spoken up when others remained silent. The Centre aims to continuously grow and support the graduates of the HRDA into a network that collectively bends the arc of the moral universe towards justice and human rights. Applications for the Class of 2022 are now open. Up to 25 full scholarships are available for African citizens. Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest. Women, as well as members of minority groups such as indigenous people, LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities, are particularly encouraged to apply For more information on the Centre for Human Rights, visit www.chr.up.ac.za For more information on the HRDA, visit www.chr.up.ac.za/hrda Contact details: Yolanda Booyzen Communications and Advocacy Manager Centre for Human Rights Faculty of Law University of Pretoria yolanda.booyzen@up.ac.za 012 420 4512 / 012 420 3810


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