The Claude Leon Foundation


The Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University has established a ‘Postgraduate Programme in Human Rights and Constitutional Democracy’ offering 6 Masters and Doctoral scholarships annually in any field of public interest law. The bursaries are funded by the Claude Leon Foundation through a legacy endowment which was established at the University of Stellenbosch in the 1980s but which now has a value of R3.8 million.

The programme is designed to inculcate an interest and expertise in human rights and constitutional law in postgraduate students by means of research and training projects focusing on current problems of high social relevance. The emphasis in the programme is to generate research outcomes that influence the activities and policies of NGOs, government departments and the legislature, the courts and international agencies and the training of students to equip them to become catalysts for social transformation as they enter the work force.


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