(c) Tshepo Madlingozi

Tshepo Madlingozi

The African Human Rights System

Tshepo Madlingozi teaches the African Human Rights System in our program. He is the Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and an Associate Professor at the School of Law of the same university where he teaches social justice and human rights. His research interests include the following: the constitutional implications of settler colonization, decolonial critiques of transitional justice, African literature and the law, abolitionist social movements.

He holds master’s degrees in both Law and Sociology, and he received his PhD degree from Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Research Associate at the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education at Nelson Mandela University, and a Visiting Professor, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a co-editor of South African Journal on Human Rights. He is a co-editor of Symbol or Substance: Socio-economic Rights in South Africa (Cambridge UP) and a co-editor of Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa, 2nd Edition (Oxford UP South Africa).

He sits on the boards of the following civil society organizations: the Rural Democracy Trust, Imbiza: Journal of African Writing, and Afrika Ikalafe Spiritual Health Institute, and the Institute for Social Dialogue. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), and a member of the advisory board of Health Justice Initiative. For thirteen years (2015-2018) he worked with and for Khulumani Support Group, a 120 000-strong social movement of victims and survivors of Apartheid as National Advocacy Coordinator and later the Chairperson.

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