Media statement for immediate release

Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) turns 25 years today, 6th September 2019.
The organisation will host a High Level Panel on Tuesday, 10 September 2019, at the Constitutional Court, in Johannesburg to mark its 25th Anniversary.
HURISA transformed in 1994 after existing as the Institute for the Study of Public Violence, and serving as the research and documentation arm of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry – Chaired by Judge Richard Goldstone.
To this end, HURISA remains a preferred partner of choice in promoting human rights, peace and democracy in South Africa and beyond.
The organisation contributed immensely towards the adoption of Regulations of Gatherings Act in 1993, and serves as a Support Group Member on Freedom of Association and Assembly in Africa, established by the African Commission on Humana and People’s Rights.
The High Level Panel is the first of its kind to be hosted by HURISA with the theme *“A Country in Crisis: Taking Voices from the Ground to Action.”*
Recognition of historical foundation of selfless efforts will be acknowledged to individuals and organisations that continue to make a difference to HURISA and the community. Speakers include prominent figures such as the former Chairperson of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry, Retired Judge, Richard Goldstone; Former Commissioner, Advocate Solly Sithole SC and Lead Council and Evidence Leader , Advocate Johan du Toit; Deputy Director NPA, His Excellency Ambassador Tobias Elling Rehfeld of the Royal Danish Embassy; and Her Excellency, Ms Astrid Emilie Helle; Justice Jody Kollapen; Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Chairperson of the Information Regulator; Dr Zonke Majodina HURISA Board Member and former UN Human Rights Committee Member & Deputy Chairperson of the SAHRC, Commissioner Mohamed Shafie Ameermia and Dr Marjory Jobson, the Khulumani Support Group Executive Director and Former CRL Commissioner.

HURISA looks forward to more impactful programmes and continuous partnership in the human rights space.
For more details please contact:,, Tel 011 492 1103, Cell 072 358 8611

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