Corlett Letlojane is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Corlett possesses over 20 years’ experience in the field of human rights operating in the national, regional and international levels. Among others, she has monitored the enforcement of regional and international human rights mechanisms at domestic level and served as a focal point for drafting and submitting NGO shadow reports to UN & AU respectively.
She has conducted extensive advocacy interventions that contributed to the adoption of human rights resolutions, including on the prevention of torture in countries like Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, and Mali.
A passionate human rights defender, Corlett has conducted training and research and other forms of capacity building to audiences in the African continent. She has hosted annual human rights camps for human rights defenders from across the continent.
Corlett serves on a number of Continental organisations, among others, the African Commission Study Group on Freedom of Association & Assembly, the NGO Forum preceding Ordinary Sessions of African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, the Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network and the Coalition for An Effective African Court on Human and People’s Rights. Corlett has also worked for Lawyers for Human Rights in Pretoria, South Africa.
She holds a B.Iuris Diploma from the University of the North West and an LLB degree with the University of South Africa.