UNESCO Chair in Education Law (914), established in 2010 at the University of Pretoria (South Africa).
The specific objectives of this Chair are to:
- Strengthen the teaching and joint research capacity of the Faculties of Law of the nine partner Universities in African countries by exchanging lecturers and researchers:
- Undertake research and analysis of new legislation in the field of education law in Africa, and preparation of model legislation on Education Law;
- Provide training and formation for the enforcement of the right to education;
- Initiate and develop African Legal Textbook Series on Education Law;
- Provide the partner Faculties with a platform for exchange of knowledge concerning the legal frameworks governing education in the countries in which their are based;
- Build professional networking between Faculties of Law of the participating Universities in African countries;
- Build partnership I all countries involved in the networking, with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and public application of the legal frameworks applicable to education in the country in question.
UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Contact Prof. Christof Heyns, UNESCO Chairholder
Dean of the Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria
Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa