Hrda, The Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa
Prof. Frans Viljoen
Frans Viljoen is currently the Director of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. He is also the Academic coordinator for the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) and was previously a professor of law in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
He holds the following degrees: LLD (Pretoria), LLM (Cantabury) and LLB (Pretoria).
Prof. Viljoen is acknowleged as an internationally recognised researcher (National Research Foundation, SA). He has also won the award for Exceptional Achiever at the University of Pretoria. He is the editor of the African Human Rights Law Reports and the African Human Rights Law Journal.
Prof. Viljoen has numerous publications in his name, the most recent being International Human Rights Law in Africa (2007), Oxford University Press.
Prof. Viljoen has vast experience in organizing moot court competitions and has been involved in the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition since 1992. In this respect he is responsible for setting the moot court problem each year and organizing the one-day seminars that take place each year at the Moot.