Wednesday 22 May

Professor Ann Skelton is a Law Professor at the University of Pretoria, where she holds the UNESCO Chair: Education Law in Africa. She is also a Law Professor at the University of Leiden where she holds the Chair: Children’s Rights in a Sustainable World.

She has appeared as counsel in many landmark child law cases in the South African superior courts, including 12 cases in the Constitutional Court.

Ann is an internationally recognised expert in children’s rights and she has been a member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child since 2017, and in May 2023 was appointed as Chairperson of the Commitee for a period of two years