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Timol Judgement Brings Hope to Families of Victims of Torture
Timol Judgement Brings Hope to Families of Victims of Torture

The Foundation for Human Rights welcomes the judgement handed down by Judge Billy Motlhe, in the Ahmed Timol Inquest

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Statement from Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC Following Judgement in the Re-opened Inquest into the Death of Ahmed Timol
Statement from Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC Following Judgement in the Re-opened Inquest into the Death of Ahmed Timol

I am not being original, but today’s judgement in the re-opened Timol Inquest is a classical affirmation of the old adage that, …

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Judgement Brings Closure to the Family of Ahmed Timol
Judgement Brings Closure to the Family of Ahmed Timol

The Foundation for Human Rights welcomes the judgement handed down by Judge Billy Motlhe, in the Ahmed Timol Inquest, in the Gau…

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Justice Services for Women in South Africa - Sexual Offences
Justice Services for Women in South Africa - Sexual Offences

The Sexual Offences Amendment Act protects any person who has experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual grooming, incest, child p…

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Professor Phil Bonner - Honouring a Great Historian
Professor Phil Bonner - Honouring a Great Historian

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Professor Phil Bonner (1945-2017), an academic who has been associate…

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Justice Services for Women in South Africa - Maintenance
Justice Services for Women in South Africa - Maintenance

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a child, with housing, food, clothing, education and medica…

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People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa - Call for Evidence
People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa - Call for Evidence

Given the failure of state institutions to fully investigate allegations of corruption and state capture, members of civil socie…

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What Relief is the WLC Seeking from The Court?
What Relief is the WLC Seeking from The Court?

The Women's Legal Centre has launched an application in the Western Cape High Court in the public interest seeking relief aimed …

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Civil society Calls for Careful Consideration of New Laws on Traditional Leadership, Courts and Land
Civil society Calls for Careful Consideration of New Laws on Traditional Leadership, Courts and Land

Civil society and community-based activists demand a say in the consideration of Bills currently before Parliament

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Security Policeman Seth Sons' Victims Depose Affidavits
Security Policeman Seth Sons' Victims Depose Affidavits

His evidence to re-opened Timol Inquest ‘simply not true’

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John Jeffrey, Deputy Minister: DoJ&CD - 7th AGM of the Supervisory Board
John Jeffrey, Deputy Minister: DoJ&CD - 7th AGM of the Supervisory Board

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffrey, delivered at keynote address at the 7th Annual Gene…

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Statistics South Africa: FHR 7th Annual General Meeting of the Supervisory Board
Statistics South Africa: FHR 7th Annual General Meeting of the Supervisory Board

Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla, delivered a keynote address during the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Supervisory Board o…

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Grantees Honoured During the Mogambri Moodliar Human Rights Awards
Grantees Honoured During the Mogambri Moodliar Human Rights Awards

The Foundation for Human Rights honours grantees during the inaugural Mogambri Moodliar Human Rights Awards

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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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Too classy to be bothered with Jo'burg's poor
Too classy to be bothered with Jo'burg's poor

Human rights lawyers Zeenat Sujee and Keamogetswe Thobakgale write that parts of Johannesburg's inner city are being "revived", …

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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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Historic Norms and Standards victory for schools
Historic Norms and Standards victory for schools

The publication last week of legally binding Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure by by the Minister of Basic Education…

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Mogam
Mogam "MC" Moodliar had time to listen and make a difference - Judge Jody Kollapen

Human rights lawyer and struggle veteran Mogam Moodliar who died while on holiday in Greece was the legal director and office ma…

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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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