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#Your Robust Voice # End Violence, Conflicts, Wars, Prevention of Genocide! Africa Human Rights Day is observed annually in October to mark the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (African Charter) adopted […]

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The 40th Ordinary Summit,held virtually for the first time, occurs at a time of acute global crises, described as an “existential crossroads involving a pandemic, a deep economic recession, devastating climate change, extreme inequality…” SADC leaders and Member […]
Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) statement presented at the Pan African Parliament (PAP) for the commemoration of Africa Day. PAP hosted a virtual “Meeting with Civil Society” themed: Reflections on the African Union Agenda 2063 and […]
In South Africa, the 9th of August is Women’s Day and the month of August is National Women’s Month. On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. They protested against […]

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COVID-related human rights issues State of Public Emergency Following the announcement of the confirmation of the first cases of coronavirus on 30 March 2020, on 31 March, President Masisi declared a State of Public Emergency Emergency in accordance […]

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Human Rights during the Lockdown in Lesotho Mr Mokitimi Ts’osane on behalf of the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) 1.Introduction The Government of Lesotho under its duty of guarantee stemming from the Constitution, human rights treaties and conventions has […]

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__________________________________________________________________________________ The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) and Khulumani Support Group (Khulumani) condemn the violence meted out on around 200 members of the hospitality industry when members of the SAPS violently disrupted their peaceful gathering outside […]
Gender-based violence, rape and femicide of women, girls and infants has remained disproportionately and alarmingly high in Southern Africa and other part of the world, despite the lockdown regulations to prevent the spread of COVID19-pandemic. COVID 19 has […]
The duty of the state to promote and protect life is safeguarded in the African Charter on Human and People’s Right (Art 4 & 16 (2) of the African Charter). This right is enshrined as non derogable in […]
We received concerning reports of flagrant violation of the right to disseminate information to the public. Enforcement of measures to mitigation the spread of COVID19 pandemic has been used as a pretext to restrict journalists from exercising their […]