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Revised Discussion Paper 147: Harmonisation of Existing Law Providing for Different Periods of Prescription

The Foundation for Human Rights made a submission to the South African Law Reform Commission on the Revised Discussion Paper 147…

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After Ahmed Timol… More Apartheid Skeletons to be Helped from the Closet
After Ahmed Timol… More Apartheid Skeletons to be Helped from the Closet

The team of investigators, lawyers and human rights advocates behind last year’s re-opening of the 46-year-old inquest into the …

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Soccer Brings Immigrants and South Africans Together
Soccer Brings Immigrants and South Africans Together

A sports event on Freedom Day in Dunoon brought immigrants and South Africans together

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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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Land redistribution – women must grab the moment
Land redistribution – women must grab the moment

Amid all the noise and analysis about last month’s vote confirming a policy of land expropriation without compensation, very lit…

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FHR Salutary Tribute on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
FHR Salutary Tribute on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The Foundation for Human Rights joins the nation in expressing its condolences to the family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on her…

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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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Invitation for Nomination of Candidate for Appointment to the Equality Review Committee
Invitation for Nomination of Candidate for Appointment to the Equality Review Committee

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv T.M Masutha, MP, invites institutions, civil society organisations and in…

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Sampie Terreblanche: Afrikaner Political Economist who Spoke Truth to Power to Both the NP and ANC
Sampie Terreblanche: Afrikaner Political Economist who Spoke Truth to Power to Both the NP and ANC

To sum up Sampie Terreblanche simply as a ‘maverick’ intellectual would perhaps be unfair

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People’s Tribunal Releases Preliminary Findings
People’s Tribunal Releases Preliminary Findings

Following five days of hearings the five-member panel of the first Peoples’ Tribunal on Economic Crime released their preliminar…

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Joint General Comment of the ACHPR and the ACERWC on Ending Child Marriage
Joint General Comment of the ACHPR and the ACERWC on Ending Child Marriage

The aim of this Joint General Comment is to elaborate on the nature of State Party obligations that arise from Article 6(b) of t…

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New Minimum Wage for Farm Workers Entrenches Improvement
New Minimum Wage for Farm Workers Entrenches Improvement

The Commercial Stevedore Agricultural and Allied Workers Union is deeply disappointed at the new minimum wage increase for farm …

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Symposium Celebrates the Life and Work of Terreblanche
Symposium Celebrates the Life and Work of Terreblanche

The Foundation for Human Rights Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka, speaking at a symposium organised by the departments of Sociol…

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Statement on the Assault, Kidnapping and Murder of Noluvo Swlindawo
Statement on the Assault, Kidnapping and Murder of Noluvo Swlindawo

The Foundation for Human Rights notes the conviction in the Western Cape High Court on the assault, kidnapping and murder of Nol…

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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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