The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) is a centre of the University of Johannesburg and a leading research centre in South Africa producing advanced research in its focus areas. SAIFAC’s vision is to be an internationally recognized centre of research excellence in its key focus areas of constitutional, human rights, public and international law.
SAIFAC’s mission is to produce advanced research in its focus areas, to foster collaboration and engagement between academics and members of the legal community across South Africa and internationally, and to advance constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law in Southern Africa.
Upcoming SAIFAC Conferences
The Intersection of Mental Health and Human Rights in South Africa
Access to healthcare, and the equal treatment of people with mental illnesses is one of the most under-explored areas of contemporary human rights and public health theory and practice. The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (a centre of the University of Johannesburg) invites you to an inter-disciplinary conference that will address the intersection between mental health and human rights in South Africa. The programme will address questions relating to the autonomy, agency and legal capacity of persons with mental illnesses; the duty to protect those who are vulnerable; the positive obligations upon the state in the mental health field particularly in budgetary matters; and the participation of those with mental illnesses in society. Expert speakers will address these topics from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, law, public health, public policy, philosophy and much else. The conference will commence with a keynote address by Prof Amita Dhanda (Head of the Centre for Disability Studies and the Centre for Legal Philosophy and Justice Education, NALSAR University of Law). This conference is generously supported by a grant from the Medical Research Council of South Africa. CPD points will be available for attendance by professionals for whom this is of interest.
The details of the conference are as follows:
Date: 26th November, 2015
Time: 09h00 – 17h30
Venue: Parktonian Hotel, 120 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Cost: R200 pp
Provisional programme :
Written submission on Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill
SAIFAC Written Submission on PAPA Amendment Bill 30 April FINAL.pdf
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