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SERP hosts a workshop to empower community leaders

From May till September 2016, the Socio-Economic Rights Project at the Dullah Omar Institute hosted a series of Community Leaders Workshops to empower and raise awareness on human rights and social justice.

Sep 19, 2016

Multiparty Democracy in South Africa and Ethiopia: The Role of Cities

On 27 August, the Center for Federal Studies of the Addis Ababa University convened a seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals and Beyond: The 15 years Democratic and Developmental Role of Local Government in Ethiopia.

Sep 04, 2016

Prof Derek Powell Publishes a Book on State Formation After Civil War

Dullah Omar Institute’s Associate Professor Derek Powell has published a book titled State Formation After Civil War: Local Government in National Peace Transitions.

Sep 01, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENSION: LLM/MPHIL in Multilevel Government – 2017 Bursaries

The national government, provinces and municipalities play key roles in development and deepening of democracy. However, they face serious challenges: intergovernmental conflicts, maladministration and corruption. A key event will be the local government elections of August 2016, indicating the importance of metropolitan governments as well as the sphere of local government as a whole. This unique, full-time programme deals with the law, policy and practice of multi-level government in South Africa. It combines class room teaching with a practical internship at an institution multilevel government (including municipalities, province, Parliament).

Aug 18, 2016

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Punished for being poor in Africa

Every year thousands of people in Africa are arrested and detained in Africa for pettyoffences, many dating back to colonial times such as being ‘a rogue and vagabond’.

Poor people bear the brunt of the enforcement of these laws. This is a call for the removal of such laws and their discriminatory enforcement.

Thank you to the organisations that were part of the coalition for producing this clip: Open Society Foundations, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, International Commissioner of Jurists (Kenya Section), Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative at Dullah Omar Institute, Pan African Lawyers Union

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