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.



  • The Sustainable Development Goals and the rights-based approach to development: Compatible or missing the point? (African Human Rights Law Journal, 19:445-469)
  • Protecting the interests of future generations: moving towards legal obligations on states through the use of human rights language (Accepted, International Journal of Human Rights)
  • Tracing the evolution of the notion of ‘development’: From economic interests to human welfare (Submitted, Law, Democracy & Development)
  • Importance of the rights-based approaches to development for current development practice (Submitted, Journal for Juridical Sciences)
  • Prioritising socio-economic rights in sovereign debt governance: The obligations of private debtors (Submitted, International Human Rights Law Review)
  • The non-recognition of rights and the underdevelopment of previously colonised nations (Submitted, Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal)
  • Corruption – a violation of socio-economic rights? (forthcoming)



  • 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)
  • Using human rights defenders to advance education on human rights in collaboration with Centre for Human Rights Education, Luzern, Switzerland (Accepted, Journal for Human Rights Education)



Courses Presented

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


T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

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UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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