Author Bio

André Keet is a trained teacher and educator, and former deputy chief executive officer of the South African Human Rights Commission. He also served as a commissioner of the Commission for Gender Equality. Currently based as Chair of Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, his research and postgraduate supervision focus on higher education transformation, social justice and reconciliation, and human rights, democracy and citizenship education.


In this paper I trace my own thoughts and praxes on human rights education (HRE) in conversation with others since 2007. An element of self-referentiality is tracking my arguments, for which I apologize. Revisiting my research and engagement with HRE over the past decade, I try to make sense of the shifts in my own praxes to disclose, to myself, radical-alternative possibilities for thinking and doing HRE. In travelling with myself, and others, I began to wonder: Does Human Rights Education exist?