VIRTUAL SPACES OF CULTURAL DIALOGUE AROUND HUMAN RIGHTS
The Constitution Hill Human Rights Festival is adapting to the new normal. Ten days of virtual events, free and open to all, taking place from 21 - 31 March 2021. Hard hitting debates and dialogues addressing the impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights, the rule of law and the direction the world could and should be taking post the COVID crisis.
Creating virtual spaces of cultural dialogue around human rights, the festival is contributing to the creation of a culture of human rights that makes it possible to imagine better and fairer collective futures in the face of Covid-19 and the uncertainty of the future. The Human Rights Festival is an intellectually stimulating series of events bringing together key thinkers, academics and civil society organizations to engage a wide public audience using a variety of formats designed to stimulate thought and debate.
Khaya Sithole is a chartered accountant, political analyst; academic and activist who writes regularly for the Mail & Guardian and discusses the issues raised in his columns on his Kaya FM show, On The Agenda, every Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Catherine "Kate" O'Regan is a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. From 2013 to 2014 she was a commissioner of the Khayelitsha Commission and is now the inaugural director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford.
Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs is an activist and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. After having his arm blown off by a car-bomb in Mozambique due to his opposition to apartheid, he fled to the United States but later returned to South Africa and currently resides in Cape Town as a constitutional court judge, Justice Sachs was the chief architect of the post-apartheid constitution of 1996. As one of 11 green-robed judges, he participated in landmark rulings.
Professor in the Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria as from 1 July 2020.She holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of the Western Cape, and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) (LLD per SAQA) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Her doctoral thesis is titled: ‘Sexual Violence During Armed Conflict in Africa and the African Union’s Right to Humanitarian Intervention: Implications, Challenges and Solutions’. She is also an Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.