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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet, has thanked the Foundation for Human Rights for the…

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Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration expresses the collective commitment of Heads of State and Government …

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The Gambia Becomes the Ninth Country to Allow NGOs and Individuals to Access the African Court Directly
The Gambia Becomes the Ninth Country to Allow NGOs and Individuals to Access the African Court Directly

The Republic of The Gambia has deposited the declaration required under Article 34(6) of the Protocol to allow NGOs and individu…

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The End of Decentralised Despotism?
The End of Decentralised Despotism?

The Constitutional Court delivered a ground-breaking judgment which will have wide-implications for mining affected communities …

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ConCourt Ruling Curtails Power of Chiefs to Cut Mining Deals
ConCourt Ruling Curtails Power of Chiefs to Cut Mining Deals

A deal between the council of the Bakgatla tribe to allow Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (PPM) to evict farmers to expand its open-p…

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8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace
8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town

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Investigative Report on the Maiden Bursary at uThukela District Municipality
Investigative Report on the Maiden Bursary at uThukela District Municipality

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), a Chapter 9 institution promoting respect for gender equality and the protection, deve…

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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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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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