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Selected Judges of African Court of Human and People’s Rights
Selected Judges of African Court of Human and People’s Rights

members of the African Court and re-appointed one Judge to serve for a final six year term

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Commonwealth Observer Group encourages peaceful and credible elections in Pakistan
Commonwealth Observer Group encourages peaceful and credible elections in Pakistan

Former Head of State of Nigeria, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, will lead a distinguished panel of experts, to be deployed in …

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President Barack Obama’s Speech: 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
President Barack Obama’s Speech: 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Former United States President, Barack Obama, delivered the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at a packed Wanderers Stadium on …

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Gugulethu and Manenberg Communities Join Hands for We Are One Concert
Gugulethu and Manenberg Communities Join Hands for We Are One Concert

A powerful line-up of local talent will take to the stage on 30 June 2018 for the 'We Are One' concert hosted by the Cape Cultur…

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Basic Education Rights Handbook
Basic Education Rights Handbook

SECTION27 has developed a Basic Education Rights Handbook in collaboration with partner organisations, Equal Education Law Centr…

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Foundation for Human Rights Statement on Caster Semenya
Foundation for Human Rights Statement on Caster Semenya

The Foundation for Human Rights notes with concern the International Association of Athletics Federations Eligibility Regulation…

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FHR Submission to the Constitutional Review Committee
FHR Submission to the Constitutional Review Committee

The Foundation for Human Rights has made a submission to the Constitutional Review Committee which was set up to review Section …

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Landmark judgment for customary fishing rights overturns convictions for reserve's community
Landmark judgment for customary fishing rights overturns convictions for reserve's community

Can a local community, governed by a system of customary law, fish in a marine protected area without a permit? In a landmark de…

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African Union National Anthem
African Union National Anthem

Let us unite and celebrate together the victories won for our liberation. Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together to defend o…

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FHR Commemorates Africa Day 2018
FHR Commemorates Africa Day 2018

Today, 25 May 2018, the Foundation for Human Rights, a human rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) that promotes human righ…

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NMF Collaborates to Host the First-ever Oslo Freedom Forum in Johannesburg
NMF Collaborates to Host the First-ever Oslo Freedom Forum in Johannesburg

When Nelson Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Foundation in 1999, he gave the institution a clear mandate to work on peace …

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Democracy Challenged – South Africa’s Largest Attitudinal Survey on the Constitution
Democracy Challenged – South Africa’s Largest Attitudinal Survey on the Constitution

On 26 March 2018, the Foundation for Human Rights launched South Africa’s largest attitudinal survey on the Constitution on 26 M…

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Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

On 23 February 2018, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has released the report which gives an overvie…

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Global Launch of the Gender Justice Legacy Wall
Global Launch of the Gender Justice Legacy Wall

On 7 December 2017, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice hosted the global launch of the Gender Justice Legacy Wall (Legac…

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Court Judgments on Important Constitutional Issues
Court Judgments on Important Constitutional Issues

The Foundation for Human Rights would like to bring to your attention the recent court judgments in relation to important Consti…

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World Inequality Report for 2018
World Inequality Report for 2018

The World Inequality Lab, an organisation that promotes research on global inequality dynamics, has released the World Inequalit…

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FHR Papers on Socio-Economic Rights
FHR Papers on Socio-Economic Rights

One of the radical aims of the Constitution, stated in the Preamble, was that a new social order in South Africa should not only…

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FHR Mourns the Passing of Lucrecia Seafield, a Human Rights Lawyer
FHR Mourns the Passing of Lucrecia Seafield, a Human Rights Lawyer

It is with sadness that the Foundation for Human Rights bids farewell to one of its longest serving staff member, Lucrecia Seafi…

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Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women
Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is takin…

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Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Brazil Flees as Human Rights Groups File Case Accusing Him of War Crimes
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Brazil Flees as Human Rights Groups File Case Accusing Him of War Crimes

The ITJP files war crimes charges in Brazil and Colombia against Sri Lanka’s Ambassador, Jagath Jayasuriya, for his role in the …

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Human Rights Day memo: FHR fights violence against vulnerable groups
Human Rights Day memo: FHR fights violence against vulnerable groups

In spite of progressive laws, inequality and discrimination prevail and SA's marginalised groups remain vulnerable to attacks. F…

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Ending homophobia and creating a safer environment for the LGBTI community in SA
Ending homophobia and creating a safer environment for the LGBTI community in SA

The Foundation for Human Rights hosted the last of three provincial consultative workshops with the National Task Team (NTT) on…

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"We have to change societal attitudes": DM John Jeffery on hate crimes and the disconnect behind lesbian murders

Justice& Constitutional Development Minister John Jeffery told a CSO Alliance Building workshop on LGBTI rights hosted by the Fo…

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UN 'Rights Up Front Action Plan' based on Sri Lanka Panel of Experts report
UN 'Rights Up Front Action Plan' based on Sri Lanka Panel of Experts report

The UN has said it has prepared an action plan to prevent human rights violations in countries after learning from the final pha…

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The FHR mourns Nelson Mandela and
The FHR mourns Nelson Mandela and "the falling of a great tree"

As the world celebrates the life of an icon, Yasmin Sooka, the FHR executive director says that Mandela's commitment to human ri…

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LGBTI Consultation Meetings
LGBTI Consultation Meetings

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) and Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) have begun a series of p…

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Social Cohesion Summit
Social Cohesion Summit

It was anticipated that the Summit, held in Kliptown, Soweto – the site of the signing of the Freedom Charter – would deliver a …

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FHR Youth Month Celebration
FHR Youth Month Celebration

‘Ordinary people can do extraordinary things.’ These words articulated by Judge Jody Kollapen beautifully captured the over-arch…

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