Staff Directory

Dr Annelie De Man
Senior Lect Researcher 40hpw
FS Centre for Human Rights
Centre for Human Rights
IB 76
Mabaleng Building C215

Short CV

Annelie de Man holds a Bcom LLB (UFS), LLB (UFS), LLM (UFS), European Masters` degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and LLD (UFS). She has worked as an intern at Human Rights Watch, Brussels; a legal researcher at the Supreme Court of Appeal, South Africa; and coordinator of the Human Rights Desk of the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, UFS. Since 2016 she is the coordinator of the Advocacy Division of the Free State Centre for Human Rights. Her research focus is human rights and development; the rights-based approach to development; economic, social and cultural rights and intergenerational rights. She is also the coordinator of a master`s module in human rights and development and supervisor to master`s and doctoral students.



  • Natural resources extraction during colonialism and the impact on the right to development in Africa (Accepted, Forthcoming book project on the 3rd International Conference on the Right to Development)



  • The Sustainable Development Goals and the rights-based approach to development: Compatible or missing the point? (African Human Rights Law Journal, 19:445-469)



  • Critiques of the human rights framework as the foundation of a human rights-based approach to development (Journal for Juridical Sciences, 43(1):84-116)




Area(s) of Interest

Human rights and development; the rights-based approach to development; economic, social and cultural rights; intergenerational rights; poverty; corruption and human rights

Courses Presented

Master of Human Rights MHR BC 370100 - Human Rights & Development (Elective)

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful. To better understand how they are used, read more about the UFS cookie policy. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.