Events

April 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm

War and Peace | Case of South African Human Rights Commission, April 10

Mohamed Ameermia, portrait

Mohamed Ameermia

The War and Peace theme presents Mohamed Ameermia discussing “The Role of the National Civil Society Organizations in Promoting Human Rights: The Case of South African Human Rights Commission” on April 10 at 6 p.m. in Porter 104.

Ameermia, commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission, holds a B.A., LLB (Wits), LLM (UP), Fellowship in International Law and Arbitration, (SWIICL-Dallas, USA), and a B.A.. Hons. Business Administration (NQF7) (TGSM&L).

In 2017, he was conferred the Dean Robert G. Storey International Leadership Award (SWIICL-Dallas), in recognition for his achievements as a commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission.

Ameermia is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa, appointed in February 2014, as full time commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission for a seven-year term and tasked with three national programs, on Access to the Right to Housing, the Right to Water and Sanitation, and Business and Human Rights. He has also served as acting chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission (October 2016- January 2017).

This event is co-sponsored by African Studies, the Center for International Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, Cutler Scholars, and the departments of Philosophy and Political Science

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