Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

PULP is an open-access publisher based at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) invites you to the virtual book launch of Exploring the link between poverty and human rights in Africa

This book, edited by Ebenezer Durojaye and Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi, addresses poverty, one of the important issues confronting Africa, from a multi-disciplinary approach. With contributions from eminent scholars from diverse backgrounds, the book explores poverty from a human rights perspective. Its central message is that poverty is not necessarily a failure on the part of an individual, but rather caused by the actions or inactions of governments, which are often exacerbated by structural inequalities in many African societies. This in turn requires a more pragmatic approach grounded in respect for human rights. Exploring the link between poverty and human rights in Africa will be useful to researchers, policymakers, students, activists and others interested in addressing poverty.

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PULP Virtual Book Launch

Thursday 6 August 2020
Webinar (Zoom)
16:00 - 17:30 SAST

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Chair: Dr Gustav Muller
Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Welcoming remarks: Prof Charles Fombad
Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

  • Judge Jody Kollapen
    Judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria
  • Prof Olivier de Schutter (pre-recorded)
    Legal scholar; United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008 to 2014)
  • Prof Ebenezer Durojaye
    Professor and Head, Socio-Economic Rights Project, Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape
  • Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi
    Researcher, Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape; Co-editor, ESR Review
  • Prof Sandra Liebenberg
    H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law; Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch; Vice-Chair, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Liesl Hager
Research, Marketing and Publishing Assistant, Pretoria University Law Press, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
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·         Chair: Dr Gustav Muller

·         Welcome and some words on PULP: Prof Charles Fombad

·         Justice Kollapen keynote address “announcing” the book, and placing it in context

·         Editors talk about the book’s ambition and content

·         Prof Sandra Liebenberg

·         Video from UN Special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Prof Olivier De Schutter 

·         questions, discussion 

·         Wine and cheese, virtually…

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