Navi Pillay holds Lecture at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg


On 19 October 2017, Dr. Navi Pillay, President of the Advisory Council of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave a lecture as part of the opening ceremony of the academic year 2017/18 for the Human Rights Master Program of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

After a short ceremony for recent graduates of the MA program, Dr. Navi Pillay, South African jurist and human rights activist, gave a lecture on “Human Rights — Achievements and Challenges”. Dr. Pillay has a wealth of experience in the field, both nationally and internationally, having served as, among others, a defense attorney for anti-apartheid activists, the first non-white female judge in South Africa, and a judge on both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court. She has also worked with a number of non-governmental organizations on issues relating to equality, women’s rights, children, detainees, victims of torture and of domestic violence, and a range of economic, social and cultural rights.


Dr. Navi Pillay speaking at the Human Rights Master's opening ceremony at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, photo: Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dr. Navi Pillay discussing with students at the Human Rights Master's opening ceremony, photo: Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg