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Assisting poor and marginalised groups to realise an adequate standard of living
Developing housing rights and basic services jurisprudence.
Ensuring pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and developing socio-economic rights jurisprudence
Ensuring pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and developing socio-economic rights jurisprudence

Jackie Dugard

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Senior Researcher
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Jackie Dugard co-founded SERI in January 2010 and was Executive Director of the organisation till December 2012. She continues to sit on SERI's Board of Directors. Prior to founding SERI, Jackie was a senior researcher at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg between 2004 and 2009.

Jackie is currently an associate professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and in February 2014 she took up a position at the university to establish and direct a new anti-sexual harassment office. She continues to work at SERI on a part-time basis.

Jackie’s areas of expertise are socio-economic rights, socio-legal studies and access to basic services and justice for the poor. Jackie has a BA (Hons) in African Politics and an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand; an MPhil in the Sociology and Politics of Development and a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge; and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex.
 
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