Think tank

Centre for Human Rights

CHR

Pretoria, South Africa

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is an internationally recognised university-based institution combining academic excellence and effective activism to advance human rights, particularly in Africa. It aims to contribute to advancing human rights, through education, research and advocacy.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.chr.up.ac.za/

Address:
Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa 0002

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1986
Age (years)
Centre for Human Rights
 35
South Africa average
 27
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: University of Pretoria
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof Frans Viljoen (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Prof Frans Viljoen (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2020
Centre for Human Rights
 60
South Africa average
 15
Global average
 13
% Female staff
2020
Centre for Human Rights
55% 
South Africa average
24% 
Global average
 18%
% Female researchers
2020
Centre for Human Rights
50% 
South Africa average
 13%
Global average
 9%

Data notes

Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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