The significance of Africa Day and celebration on 25 May 1963 is because of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, (OAU) the predecessor of the African Union. The objective of the OAU remain vital in the […]
COMMISSIONER FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACE AND SECURITY AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION AT THE FORUM ON THE PARTICIPATION OF NGOS IN THE 68TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS VIRTUALLY ON 12 APRIL 2021 ZOOM […]

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Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) joins the rest of the country in commemorating Freedom Day in the Year of Charlotte Maxeke, amidst the COVID19 pandemic. The advent of South Africa’s first universal suffrage with a democratic […]

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The Right to Freedom of Assembly, Demonstration, Picket and Petition is a public participatory mechanism, guaranteed in Section 17 of South Africa’s Constitution. HURISA is outraged by the inconsistent management of law and order by Public Order Policing […]

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Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) Condemns in the strongest term the Xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans manifested in sporadic assaults, looting and petrol bombing of their shops. It is disheartening that these horrific attacks coincide with […]

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March globally. The global UN Women theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in the COVID-19 world “the theme is a focal point in […]
The year 2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). It is also a critical opportunity for the African Continent to reflect on the progress made […]
On behalf of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa, I will like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to present my statement on the situations of human rights in Africa. Women and girls continue to […]

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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), through its Country Rapporteur for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, the Special Rapporteur on Prisons, Conditions of Detention and Policing in Africa, Commissioner Maria […]

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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), through the Country Rapporteur for the United Republic of Tanzania, Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Commissioner Jamesina King, […]