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Commemoration of Africa Day 25 May 2016

The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) will use this occasion to launch the Reprisal Resolution adopted by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. The Reprisals Resolution seeks to document the targeting of human rights defenders and everyone living in the country who participate in public affairs.
This year’s commemoration coincides with the African Union Theme for Human Rights with a Special Focus on Women’s Rights. It also coincides with the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter. This requires a reflection on progress made in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country. The event will take place at Sunnyside Park Hotel, 2 York Road, Parktown, from 17:45 – 20:00.
The speakers include Arnold Tsunga, Human Rights Defender, International Commission of Jurist; Africa Director; Aubrey Lekwane, Human Rights Defender and previously with Lawyers for Human Rights; Sheila B. Keetharuth, Human Rights Defender, Member of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights Violations of the African Commission and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.
For further information please contact Funeka Manzi, Information and Advocacy Officer.
Tel: 011 492 1103
Cell: 081 096 5351
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