Alumni: Anneth Amin

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Anneth Amin obtained her LLB degree from the University of Dar-Es-Salaam (Tanzania) and LLM from Stellenbosch University. Anneth is currently a doctoral candidate at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Law, where she is working under the supervision of Professor Sandra Liebenberg. Her research investigates on the interpretation of the socio-economic rights under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

In May 2013, Anneth was afforded the opportunity to attend training on the Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights in Africa, which was organized and hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. Anneth has worked as an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Judicial Administration, Lushoto (United Republic of Tanzania), where she taught courses in human rights, labour law and constitutional law. In 2012, Anneth was enrolled as an advocate of the High Court and subordinate courts thereto in Tanzania. Anneth has also facilitated and attended a number of short courses on human rights, labour law, rule of law and judicial administration.

In December 2017, Anneth received her LLD for her dissertation entitled “A teleological approach to the interpretation of socio-economic rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights” under the supervision of Professor Sandy Liebenberg. Anneth’s dissertation develops a methodology for the application of the teleological approach for the interpretation of socio-economic rights in the African Charter. She also develops a teleological model of review to assist supervisory organs in assessing states’ socio-economic rights obligations.

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